Phases of the Moon (Mezzo sop + pno) (2019)
Phases of the Moon is a reflective setting of the text of the same name by Elinor Wylie. The piano begins with a giant rippling chord, introducing the moon, before starting a texture of waxing and waning as it cycles through phases. The mezzo soprano line soars above the piano, at times contemplative and at others bold while she muses about the lunar phases.
Phases of the Moon was written in late 2019 and is approximately 2’30” in length.