Commissioned by Lyric Fest. Premiere performance Dumbarton Concert Series, Washington, D.C. Nov. 2015. Lara Ward, piano and Jimmy Reece, tenor.
"Six years ago, a wife, whom I loved as no man ever loved before, ruptured a blood-vessel in singing. Her life was despaired of. I took leave of her forever & underwent all the agonies of her death. She recovered partially and I again hoped." â€”Published in 1903 Harrison, Life and Letters of Edgar Allan Poe [Vol. II, pp. 287-325] [from The Greatest Evil, a song cycle on a letter by Edgar Allan Poe ]
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