Devices and Desires

for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra

1989

33 minutes

Texts: Robert Herrick and the 1662 Anglican Book of Common Prayer

Voices: sop, bar, SATB chorus
Orchestra: 2222 4231 Timp 2perc strings

Commissioned by the Fine Arts College, Arizona State University

Premiere: University Symphony Orchestra, Henry Charles Smith, conductor
Darleen Kliewer-Britton, soprano
Jon Linford, baritone
Concert Choir, Donald Bailey, conductor
University Choir, David Stocker, conductor
Gammage Auditorium, Arizona State University, September 27, 1989

Movements:
1. Sing a hymn to love
2. Upon Julia’s hair, bundled in a golden net
3. Whenas in silks my Julia goes
4. What have the meads to do with thee?
5. Make me a heaven

Withdrawn. Replaced by Unshorn Apollo

Composer Notes: I reworked this composition in 2013, titling the new work Unshorn Apollo. I rewrote the first movement completely, deleted the fourth movement, and reworked the second, third, and fifth movements.