One and Two

One and Two for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano

duration:  3 minutes

Scheduled to premier in September, 2015 in Madison, WI

Commissioned by Jennifer Hedstrom for the Dane County Humane Society

One and Two was commissioned for a concert of song benefiting the Dane County Humane Society in Madison, WI. I was asked to write a song that “reflected the relationship between humans and their animal companions”. I ended up finding this amazing text by an anonymous author:

One and Two

I wasn’t ready.
I wasn’t ready when you found me.
But we were lost,
And you found me.

I didn’t want this when you found me.
But we needed,
And you found me.

Then we healed.
We healed together trading mistrust
And sadness for love
as you curled up beside me in the dark
And the day.

And we grew
We grew together sharing solace
serenity and joy.
Joy in the query in your voice,
the smugness f your smiling gaze,
the pranayama of your purr.

I wasn’t ready.
I wasn’t ready when you found me.
But we were lost
And I rejoice that you found me.

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