This cycle of songs on poems by Billy Collins was premiered in New York, September 2000 by Paul Sperry with Cipullo accompanying. The six songs are: Desire; Embrace; Cancer; Flames; Putting Down the Cat; and Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In the House. With a biographical note.
Contents: 1. My Darling Jim -- 2. After You Hear Me Out. With a biographical note. The first aria is sung by Young Alyce; the second, by Old Alyce.
A song dedicated to Marry Nessinger and Jeanne Golan. Text by John Boyle O'Reilly. In this song, the white rose represents purest love.
Contents: 1. Catalogue Aria -- 2. Congregation Aria. With biographical notes. Both arias are sung by the character of Old Thompson.
In one movement. Commissioned by the 5 Boroughs Music Festival and The Walt Whitman Project. A boisterous setting of Whitman's famous poem.
Music with voice by Cipullo, including: The Land of Nod; The Ecuadorian Sailors; Going; Rain; Landscape with Fingers. Various artists.
Contents: Magnolia -- There Are Mornings -- Fugitive -- Two Men Loved Me Once -- Mary -- The Garden. With a preface and texts. Cipullo composed these songs on poems by Lisel Mueller and Judith Baumel. The songs offer a mature persepective on love, loss and aging.
Harte performs music by Cipullo, Brunner, Phillips, and McLeer. With various pianists.
The Mirror Visions Ensemble plays music by Richard Pearson Thomas, Christopher Berg, and Tom Cipullo.
Jennings performs music by Libby Larson, Tom Cipullo, Lori Laitman, and Richard Pearson Thomas. With Amanda Asplund Hopson, piano.
Premiered in New York, December 1992 by tenor Paul Sperry and the composer at the piano. Four songs on texts by William Heyen: Invocation; The Odor of Pear; The Nesconset Crickets; and The Crane at Gibbs' Pond. Duration ca. 10 minutes.
With program and biographical notes. This song sets a text by William Carpenter. Dedicated to Mary Ann Hart. A lyric work. Duration ca. 9 minutes.
Porter performs songs by Antonio Carlos DeFeo, Gary Powell Nash, Tom Cipullo, and Jacqueline B. Hairston. With Valerie M. Trujillo, piano.
In one movement. With a composer's note. Composed for the marriage of Tom Cipullo and Hedwig Brouchaert. The music is a fantasy on Mendelssohn's wedding march. Flute doubles on piccolo. Duration ca. 20 minutes.
An opera about Col. Jim Thompson, the longest-held American POW in US history. Tyson Deaton conducts the Ft. Worth Opera.
This disc also features In Sleep the World Is Yours, by Lori Laitman. Performed by Music of Remembrance.
…Jeanne Golan perform songs they commissioned from ten American composers, inspired by songs of Debussy and Berg. Composers: Alban Berg, Anne Weesner, Claude Debussy, Daniel Rothman, David Del Tredici, Eleanor Sandresky, Eric Moe, Joe Kerr, Jorge Martin, Lee Hyla, Sebastian Currier, Tom Cipullo.
Commissioned by the Mirror Visions Ensemble, who premiered the work in Branford, Connecticut, January 1999. The 21 songs are based on the writings of Emily Dickinson and T. W. Higginson. With program and biographical notes.