Dark Songs is a song cycle by Beth Anderson setting the poetry of Dana Gioia and David Mason. The song cycle was composed as a trio for mezzo-soprano, contralto, and piano. There is an alternate version for soprano, alto flute, and piano.
The score is available from the composer by writing to: [email protected]
"The name of the cycle is derived from the fact that these three songs are alternately violent, randy, and sinister. Commissioned by Gesine van der Grinten/Marcellina van der Grinten/Jorg Ritter from Germany."