Today is the Piano's Birthday

2003 7 minutes
soprano and piano
Text Michael Harlow

Today is the Piano’s Birthday (May 2003) for Soprano and Piano

A setting of Michael Harlow’s prose poem, specially written for Fiona Powell and Annette Burkhard with the hope it could function as an encore to their performance of the Ophelia Songs. It can be described as a song for piano and soprano, since the piano is at least as important as the singer.

April 2005 – Philip Powell and Dominik Blum performed this for Fiona’s wedding in a version for Trombone and Piano.