Songs from Breath

A song cycle for soprano and string quartet on texts by Emily Dickinson. Duration 24′. (1996)

These songs are excerpted from the score of an evening-length music theatre piece called Breath: The Passionate Life and Extraordinary Language of Emily Dickinson, which tells the story of Emily Dickinson’s life through excerpts from her letters, settings of her poems and dance (as well as her gingerbread recipe). It was performed at St. Mark’s Church in 1996.

Lynn & Kate in Breath

Lynn Wichern and Kate Kearney-Patch in Breath