Track listing


Jamie-Rose Guarrine soprano

Seth Keeton bass-baritone

Karl Knapp cello

Lara Bolton piano


Lori Laitman

text by Ralph Waldo Emerson

01 Beauty 4:49

soprano, bass-baritone, cello, piano


Lori Laitman

text by Emily Dickinson

One Bee and Revery

soprano, piano

02 I. The Butterfly Upon 1:22

03 II. Hope is a Strange Invention 0:46

04 III. To Make a Prairie 1:30


Lee Hoiby

text by Walt Whitman

I Was There: Five Poems of Walt Whitman

bass-baritone, piano

05 I. Beginning My Studies 1:52

06 II. I Was There 3:22

07 III. A Clear Midnight 2:46

08 IV. O Captain! My Captain! 4:53

09 V. Joy, Shipmate, Joy! 1:26


André Previn

text by Emily Dickinson

Three Dickinson Songs

soprano, piano

10 I. As Imperceptibly as Grief 3:09

11 II. Will There Really Be a Morning? 1:25

12 III. Good Morning Midnight 2:34


Ned Rorem

text by Walt Whitman

Three Calamus Poems

bass-baritone, piano

13 I. Of Him I Love Day and Night 4:02

14 II. I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing 4:39

15 III. To a Common Prostitute 2:28


Daron Hagen

text by Walt Whitman

16 On the Beach at Night 11:56

bass-baritone, cello, piano


Scott Gendel

text by Emily Dickinson

To Keep the Dark Away

soprano, cello, piano

Scott Gendel piano

17 I. Letter to the World 2:15

18 II. The Saddest Noise 3:33

19 III. In Vain 1:48

20 IV. Accustomed to the Dark 4:01

21 V. The Crickets Sang 1:38

22 VI. I Sing to Use the Waiting 3:16





Recorded July 30 - Aug 3, 2018 at Wild Sound Recording Studio in Minneapolis MN

Recording Session Engineer Steve Kaul


Financial support was provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Additional financial support was provided by the University of Utah and the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts.



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A&R Director Brandon MacNeil

A&R Jacob Smith


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Audio Director Lucas Paquette


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Design Edward A. Fleming

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