Lullaby for a Young Road


for voice and piano (2009)

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Dennis Tobenski, tenor; Marc Peloquin, piano


Dennis Tobenski, tenor; Marc Peloquin, piano


9 October 2015
KeyedUp Music Project
“The Poetry of Chester Biscardi”
Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Marc Peloquin, piano


to Darien Shulman for his 29th birthday


D4–F#5 or D3–F#4 (transpositions available upon request)

Program Notes

Lullaby for a Young Road

At day’s end, I lie down
like a quiet path.
I say my name before I sleep
once secretly,
and once to my path
so that it may remember my location.
Little Traveler, I say, when I wake,
Carry me like a lamb to my name.

— Jorn Ake

Text of “Lullaby for a Young Road”
from Asleep in the Lightning Fields, published by Texas Review Press.
Copyright © 2002 by Jorn Ake.
Used with kind permission of the author.

Performance History

October 9, 2015Dennis Tobenski, tenor; Marc Peloquin, piano
KeyedUp MusicProject: The Poetry of Chester Biscardi
Tenri Cultural InstituteNew York, NY

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