Velvet Shoes (2008)

For soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano (or ensemble: cl, pno, vln, vc), text by Elinor Wylie (1885-1928) (2007) – 4 minutes

World Premiere: 2008, American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice series, Abigail Fisher, soprano; Jennifer Peterson, piano



Live performance recording by Avian Orchestra and Laura Heimes, soprano

Velvet Shoes




Let us walk in the white snow

In a soundless space;

With footsteps quiet and slow,

At a tranquil pace, 


We shall walk through the still town

In a windless peace;

We shall step upon white down,

Upon silver fleece,

Upon softer than these.


We shall walk in velvet shoes:

Wherever we go

Silence will fall like dews

On the white silence below.



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