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Down By the Station. Early In the Morning
for baritone, b-flat clarinet, and piano

Down by the Station, Early in the Morning is a setting for baritone or tenor voice, clarinet, and piano of John Ashbery's poem of the same name. In the score I wanted the instruments to dramatize the concerns of memory and loss so beautifully and poignantly expressed in the poem.

date: 1987
duration: 8:00
premiere: March 12, 1987, University of Nebraska—Lincoln; Music Now! Festival; Patrick Mason - baritone, Mark Benson - clarinet, Karen Sigers - piano, Randall Snyder - conductor.