To Wander in the Dark (text: various) song cycle for tenor (or soprano) and piano; 18' (1998)
composer's note: This was the first song cycle for voice & piano that I ever wrote, when I was still an undergraduate science major at Bard College. Most of the music from this cycle is lost to time, and it definitely was not my strongest work, but I'm fond of the composer I was becoming in these songs. There was some jazz in there, and some musical theatre, and some shameless pop-song moves, and a sense of "I would like to SING THIS!" that shone through even though I was so new at writing for voice.