2022 . . . voice and piano (4:10)
A visit to the shores of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula inspired me to write a poem:
Peninsula upon peninsula upon grand peninsula,
Lee upon Leelanau upon Lower.
Cove from bay from great lake,
Suttons Bay off Grand Traverse Bay off Lake Michigan.
Land curves in myriad shore shapes,
Reaching out to blue water.
Fresh wind weds the land and water,
Sun warms bright sails and sailor.
Setting it as lyrics for an art song made an example for MapLab 2: Sketch a Song. The lab instructions include a step-by-step explanation of the compositional process. (The synthesized audio rendering below is not capable of pronouncing the words.)