Art Songs

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

Commissioned by Dante Mirales in 2016; 1st prize of the 2017 Arcady Composition Competition; selected composition for the 2018 University of North Texas Collevoux

Premiered by Orion Canter and Xinshuang Jin on November 6th in Dohnányi Recital Hall (FSU); subsequently performed by Louise Fristensky (soprano) and Jacob Nydegger (piano) on February 5th in Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater (UNT); performed by Nicole Stellino (mezzo-soprano) and Ian Guthrie (piano) at Central Presbyterian Church (Brantford, ON, Canada) as part of Arcady’s Voices of Summer concert.

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). Subsequently performed by Stephanie Sadownik (mezzo-soprano) and Olga Kim (piano) at the SCI Region VII call for scores.

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

Journey Through Cascadia (2014-15)

Total duration: 25’19”.

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

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 (TCU).  Entire cycle premiered on April 1st, 2015 in PepsiCo Hall.

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)

Where Dreams Come True (2018-19)

(all texts by Sarah Teasedale)

Total duration: 12’38”.

solo song cycle for soprano and piano commissioned by Sofia Scattarreggia

Performed on April 1st, 2019 by Sofia Scattareggia (soprano) and Ian Evans Guthrie (piano) in Lindsay Recital Hall (FSU).

I. Spring

II. Call to Come

III. Storm

IV. Nightfall

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)

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