A PRAYER (2016) 
for voice and piano
poem by Clementine Von Radics

premiere: May 25th, 2016 at Carnegie Hall, NYC by Melody Moore (soprano) and Robert Mollicone (piano)

I am so honored that Melody Moore asked me to compose a setting of Clementine Von Radics' gorgeous poem, "A Prayer," for her Carnegie Hall debut in 2016. The poem gave me chills the first time I read it, and every time since. I wanted to write something that would let the fragile tenderness of the poem speak, and give Melody room to do what she does so, so beautifully.