Robert Creeley Songs for Soprano and Four Players


Program Note

The song-set Robert Creeley Songs (1981) was written during my graduate school days at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Composed for a deliberately heterogeneous ensemble of instruments, each song’s sound is characterized by a particular interval: The Flower (5ths), Hello (7ths), Naughty Boy (4ths), and The Figures (6ths). Heard in the guitar throughout the last song is “Chant e deport” by troubadour Gaucelm Faidit (1180-1206). Mark Saya

About Mark Saya

Mark Saya composes primarily for voice, piano, and percussion instruments. His works have been performed in countries throughout Europe as well as in Canada, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, and Japan.…