Vocal

A Dream Within a Dream (2014)

(text by Edgar Allan Poe)

Duration: 3’44”.

solo song for mezzo-soprano and piano

Premiered June 4th by Shannon Anderson (mezzo-soprano) and Ian Guthrie (piano).

Selected composition in the 2014 SCI Region VI and 2017 Region VII call for scores.

 

Dark Forest (2016-17)

(text originally by Renzo Montangoli; translated into English by Ian Evans Guthrie)

Total duration: 7’42”.

2-song set for baritone and piano

I. Moan of the Wind; II. Song of the Wood

1st prize of the 2017 Arcady Composition Competition.

 

Adventure Fantastical (2015)

(text by Edward Woodley Bowling)

Duration: 6’55”.

song for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet, and trombone

Commissioned by New York City ensemble Loadbang for the 2015 Charlotte New Music Festival, and performed at the New Gallery for Modern Art (Charlotte, NC) on June 22nd, 2015.

 

 

How I Thought I Knew You (2012)

(text by Ian Evans Guthrie)

Duration: 3’45”.

SATB choir with piano accompaniment

Premiered by the Marylhurst University Chorale on March 21st, 2013. Subsequently recorded by the Marylhurst University Chorale.

 

Journey Through Cascadia (2014-15)

Total duration: 25’19”.

song cycle for soprano and piano commissioned and premiered by soprano Sarah Dunham.

I. Legend of Eldorado (text by Edgar Allen Poe)

II. Dreamland (text by Edgar Allen Poe)

III. Misty Gorge (text by Henry David Thoreau)

IV. Late Wildflowers (text by Madison Julius Cawein)

V. In the Mountains (text by William Cullen Bryant)

VI. Tsunami (text by Madison Julius Cawein)

VII. At the Ocean (text by Ralph Waldo Emerson)

VIII. The Bell (text by Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Sarah Dunham and Ian Guthrie premiered “Late Wildflowers” on July 10th, 2014 at the Clear Creek Music Festival in Halfway, OR by Sarah Dunham (soprano) and Ian Guthrie (piano).  They premiered “Misty Gorge,”  “At the Ocean,” and “The Bell” alongside “Late Wildflowers” on December 7th, 2014 in PepsiCo Hall.  Entire cycle premiered on April 1st, 2015 in PepsiCo Hall.

The Lake (2013)

(text by Edgar Allen Poe)

Duration: 6’11”.

solo song for baritone and piano

Recorded June 6th, 2014 by Gary Ritter (baritone) and Ian Guthrie (piano)

Ocean Breeze (2013)

(text by Lewis Guthrie)

Duration: 4’49”.

SATB choir with piano accompaniment

Premiered on November 22nd at Marylhurst’s St. Anne’s Chapel by the Marylhurst Chorale, conducted by Dr. Justin Smith; soloists Shannon Anderson (soprano), Sheila McGrane (alto 1), Katherine Lee (alto 2), Laura Myers (tenor), and Owen Hoffmann-Smith (bass); and Ian Guthrie, piano. Subsequently recorded by the Marylhurst Chorale.

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Still Lead On (2014)

(text by Robert Louis Stevenson)

Duration: 5’23”.

solo song for mezzo-soprano and piano

Premiered on May 21st by Sheila McGrane (mezzo-soprano) and Ian Guthrie (piano).

Wilkommen und Abschied (2017-18)

(text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Duration: 7’05”.

solo song for tenor and clarinet

Performed on April 4th, 2018 by Nicholas Yaquinto (tenor) and Anthony Poehailos (clarinet)