for string quartet + singer
for Abigail Lennox & the Hudson Quartet
11 March 2010
Greenwich House, NYC
I’ve posted the full premiere recording below. But I’ve had a few chances since then to sing these songs myself, while playing in the quartet. Here’s a recording from last August (2012), up in Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachusetts (with Sage, Lorna, and Shay).
PREMIERE (Abigail Lennox with the Hudston Quartet, March 2010):
I wrote this set of songs to play with some very good friends of mine one spring. They’re settings of lyrics from old gospel and bluegrass songs, but with a new melody (except for the occasional hint of the original) that follows conventions of both old time singing and medieval plainchant.