3. Bleak Season
Commissioned by the Kenyon College Chamber Singers, Daniel V. Robinson, Director. First performance: 30 October 1982, Kenyon College.
Performances include: Albany Pro Musica, Gregg Smith Singers (II and III), New Music Voices (IL), Da Camera Singers (MD) (I), Wooster Chorus (II).
Second movement "Elegy" (3 minutes; unaccompanied) published separately by Lawson-Gould Music.
"Mastery of dissonance is required for this fine setting of William
Wordsworth's famous poem ('She dwelt among the untrodden ways'). . . .'Elegy'
provides both musical challenge and reward."
—Donald Callen Freed, The Choral Journal