Two Songs on Poems of Anthony Hecht for baritone and piano Op.86 (2003) c. 7'00"

I. The Darkness and the Light Are Both Alike to Thee
II. Tarantula, or The Dance of Death

Commissioned by the West Chester Poetry Conference in Celebration of Anthony Hecht’s 80th Birthday.

First performed on June 6th, 2003 at the West Chester University Poetry Conference in West Chester, Pennsylvania by Robert Barefield, baritone and Carl Cranmer, piano