Dark Songs


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]

Composer's Note:

"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."


1. Song of the Powers | Text: David Mason
2. Alley Cat Love Song | Text: Dana Gioia
3. Sunday Night in Santa Rosa | Text: Dana Gioia


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