Commission spotlight

America, Singing

(text by Walt Whitman)

Gilda Lyons

For mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, and piano; duration: 6:58
Premiered on “Carol of Words – Walt Whitman in Song”
April 6, 2019; at The Academy of Vocal Arts

Performers: Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo soprano; James Reese, tenor; Keith Phares, baritone; and Laura Ward, piano
Commissioned by Lyric Fest, Sponsored by Peter C. Phillips in honor of his wife, Georgette Chapman Phillips