Songs of a Sourdough (2007)

For baritones who want a vibrant and emotional song cycle (but who are sick of the Vaughan-Williams), here is a manly five-movement set with texts by Robert Service. Written specially for baritone Scott LaGraff, this 20-minute cycle with texts by Robert Service explores life in the Yukon. Finalist in the 2008 Art Song Competition sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

I. The Heart of the Sourdough
II. The Lure of Little Voices
III. Premonition
IV. Grin
V. L’Envoi