May: Green-wood Cemetery
for soprano and viola
This piece was inspired by Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, 478 acres of natural beauty, history, and sculpture. The site of the 1776 Battle of Long Island, the cemetery now features four glacial ponds and thousands of trees (including some of Brooklyn’s oldest), sheltering an astounding variety of resident and migrating birds.
Vocal range: E4-G5.
Watch a video of Abigail Chapman and Gregory Williams performing May: Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn: