Work Without Hope
for mezzo-soprano, violoncello, and piano
duration: c. 5'
Premiered March 15, 2017
Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
Elise Eden, mezzo-soprano; Braden McConnell, cello; Kathryn Goodson, piano
Program note by the composer-
Work Without Hope is a setting of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem of the same name. The bleak opening sets the scene for the text. While brief moments of optimism shine throughout, the macabre nature of the poem prevails until the very end.
Work Without Hope, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge