Christopher Cerrone - The Branch Will Not Break

February 2, 2020

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

In The Branch Will Not Break (2015), Christopher Cerrone sets words of James Arlington Wright, whose raw poetry acknowledges despair and searches for meaning. Donald Nally conducts the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble with a chamber ensemble.

  1. Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
  2. Two Horses Playing in the Orchard
  3. Two Hangovers, Number One
    Kira Neary, soprano
  4. From a Bus Window in Central Ohio, Just Before a Thunder Shower
  5. Having Lost My Sons, I Confront The Wreckage Of The Moon: Christmas 1960
  6. Two Hangovers, Number Two
    Christopher LaMountain, tenor
  7. A Blessing
    Olivia Prendergast, soprano
    Kathryn Riopel, soprano
    Aryssa Burrs, mezzo-soprano
    Lucy Evans, mezzo-soprano


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