A Gaggle of Gripes
Instrumentation: Piano, Tenor

Based on poetry of Ogden Nash, this is my first effort at composing for voice. I was proud of how these songs turned out. I did a fair bit of research about writing for voice and setting text while composing these. I still remember many of the things I learned writing these and use it when composing music for voice today.

Like so many student works, I did not get permission from Nash's estate to set these poems so I can't include scores or recordings here. Here are links to the poems I used:
The People Upstairs
Complaint to Four Angels
Winter Complaint

Works Category: Chamber, Vocal