Crossing The Hudson

for Soprano, Baritone and piano

Written: 2016
Duration: 5'
Instrumentation: soprano, baritone and piano
Lyrics by Mark Campbell
Commissioned by the Five Boroughs Music Festival for the Five Borough Songbook, Volume II
World Premiere: Five Boroughs Music Festival, DiMenna Center for Classical Music/Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, New York, NY, Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano, Sidney Outlaw, baritone, Jocelyn Dueck, piano, February 11, 2017.
PublisherBill Holab Music

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PROGRAM NOTe

When setting text to music, it is very fulfilling to have an opportunity to work with living writers, and especially a great writer such as Mark Campbell, one of America’s most celebrated librettists. The mission of the Five Borough Songbook project is to have composers and text writers create short pieces that are about New York City, so we decided to create a song entitled Crossing The Hudson about two people who cross each other on different Staten Island Ferries.

Crossing The Hudson was commissioned by the Five Boroughs Music Festival for the Five Borough Songbook, Volume II.