Prologue: Ships that Pass in the Night (baritone and chamber orchestra)
from A Great Hope Fell: Songs from Civil War no.1 (2001)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ships That Pass in the Night
(b.1961) He studied at the University of CA, LA with the pianist Johana Harris. In 1998 he was composer in residence to the San Francisco Opera. He has had commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, Music of Remembrance, Ravinia Festival, Wigmore Hall and the University of North TX. The music of Jake Heggie has been performed internationally and recorded by such noted singers as sopranos Renée Fleming, Sylvia McNair, Dawn Upshaw and Carol Vaness; mezzo-sopranos Frederica von Stade, Susan Graham and Jennifer Larmore; countertenor Brian Asawa; and baritone Thomas Hampson.
Heggie, Jake, "Prologue: Ships that Pass in the Night (baritone and chamber orchestra)" (2001). Dunbar Music Archive. 227.