Songs for voice and piano

Dust of Snow (1981)
text: Robert Frost

My Love Is In A Light Attire (1981)
text: James Joyce

The Night Will Never Stay (1981, revised 2005)
text: Eleanor Farjeon

Sometimes With One I Love (2002)
text: Walt Whitman

Spring and Fall (1999)
text: Gerard Manley Hopkins

O You Whom I Often and Silently Come (2000)
text: Walt Whitman
Winner, Ned Rorem Award for Song Composition (2003)

Young and Old (2003)
text: Charles Kingsley

Youth, Day, Old Age, and Night (2002)
text: Walt Whitman

Christmas Songs

The Angels’ Song (2003)
text: Sara Teasdale

The Christmas Silence (2005)
text: Margaret Deland

I Sing Of A Maiden (2004)
text: anonymous 15th century (adapted)

Rise, Hope of the Ages (2005)
text: John Greenleaf Whittier

Songs for voice and ensemble

The Rain Is Full Of Ghosts (2006)
Three songs on poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay
for mezzo-soprano, viola, and piano
commissioned by the Indiana Music Teacher’s Association

Choral Works

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (2003)
SATB a cappella
text: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Spring (2000)
SA and piano
text: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Thou Hast Made Me Endless (2001)
SATB a cappella
text: Rabindranath Tagore

3 Responses to Vocal

  1. Eric says:

    Mr. Daniel Powers:

    I heard your performance of “The Rain Is Full Of Ghosts” on WI public radio on Sunday December 16th. I was thoroughly impressed by your piece. I don’t remember the name of the program that it was aired on otherwise I would contact them. I would like to know where I could acquire the recording. I would like to study the piece further.

    Keep writing. Beautiful stuff.


  2. admin says:

    Thanks for listening! The Chiaroscuro trio has recorded the piece for their upcoming CD, but I don’t know when it’s going to be released. Soon, I hope. I’ve only heard a test copy of my piece and even unmastered it sounds great!

    If you’re on Facebook, you can “like” the Chiaroscuro trio’s page and possibly get information on when the CD is released.

    If you’re interested in the sheet music, you can order it through Swan’s Wing Press (www.swanswingpress.com).

    Thanks again. It’s always gratifying to hear from a satisfied listener!

  3. Hello Eric and Dan!
    This is Elizabeth Petillot of the Chiaroscuro Trio. I just came across your post about our WI public radio broadcast. Thanks for listening and for taking an interest in the piece. Yes, it is wonderful! Our CD entitled New People will be released on July 1st. We’ll have tracks for sale through itunes as well as through our website (now under construction – more on that later!). For now please follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChiaroscuroTrio. Thanks again! Elizabeth

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