Final Songs Op.21 (1987)

for baritone and piano

c. 10'00"

I. When death comes and whispers to me (Rabindranath Tagore)
II. Many red devils ran from my heart (Stephen Crane)
III. Death by Drums (Robert Graves)
IV. Listening to Comrade Shostakovitch on the Day of His Death (Rod Jellima)
V. Farewell Symphony (Randall Jarrell)
VI. There was a man with tongue of wood (Stephen Crane)

Dedicated to Vincent Persichetti

First performed on November 23rd, 1987 at CAMI Hall in New York City by Jeffrey Morrisey, baritone with the composer at the piano

Published by Theodore Presser Company ORDER MUSIC HERE

Recorded by Robert White and Lowell Liebermann on Arabesque ORDER CD HERE