Three New Lullabies (2011)

for tenor saxophone and mezzo-soprano (version A), or for mezzo-soprano and baritone (version B), a cappella—10’
for Laura Mercado-Wright and Alan Dunbar
Text: “A Girl” by Ezra Pound, “Lulaby (for a Black Mother)” by Langston Hughes, and “Berceuse al espejo dormido” by Federico García Lorca
Version A Premiered April 2011, Max Janowski Young Artist Concert, K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, Chicago, IL, by Laura Mercado-Wright and Shawn Allison
Version B Premiered Oct. 2012, SoundSpace at the Blanton, Blanton Museum of Art, by Laura Mercado-Wright and Thann Scoggin

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Live Performance by eighth blackbird

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for two alto saxophones, mallet percussion, and piano

live performance by Zach Herchen, Philipp Stäudlin, Ryan Packard, and Aaron Likness, June 26th, 2011

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