Everyone Sang: Four Songs for Baritone and Piano was composed by David Conte in 2003. The song cycle sets the poetry of A. E. Stallings, Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Dana Gioia), Diane Thiel, and Siegfried Sassoon.
The audio selections in the player to the right feature Tim Krol, baritone, and Steven Bailey, piano. Used with the permission of the composer. To listen, please click on the track name itself.
Program notes from the composer:
"The songs 'Homecoming' and 'Quilt' were commissioned by the West Chester University Poetry Conference, West Chester, Pennsylvania, and were premiered by baritone Robert Barefield and pianist Carl Cranmer on June 7, 2003. 'Entrance' was written in July 2003 for inclusion in this set of songs. The song 'Everyone Sang' was premiered by Maris Vipulis and pianist Marc Shapiro on April 16, 1998. The four songs are each dedicated to four singer-friends of the composer."