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Duration: approx. 15'

This piece was originally published in 2006 and submitted, with others, for 2007 Research Honors under the heading "Eight Compositions for Varying Instrumentation."

The score may be downloaded with the link at the right, and a recording of the piece is available at the link above.


Light the Way is based on seven distinct poems written by Joshua Ziemann. I was compelled to write a song cycle based on Ziemann's texts after reading through his poetry and seeing great possibilities for musical settings. The poems that I chose to set are not concretely related to one another; however they are related on an abtract level. The texts in many respects, represent a sense of searching for purpose and meaning in life and our environment. I chose the title, Light the Way, in order to reflect this sentiment.



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