Vocal  M u s i c

My Heart's in the Highlands(2019)

for Baritone and Piano

Text by Robert Burns​​

Premiered on Andrew Schad's Senior Recital

by Andrew Schad, voice

and Blake Hansen, piano

on April 21st, 2019


Duration: 4 minutes

My Heart's in the Highlands
00:00 / 03:47

Madame X is sitting at her desk, staring at her mugshot in the morning paper (2019)

for Soprano and Piano

Madame X is sitting at her desk, staring at her mugshot in the morning paper
00:00 / 02:47

Text by Sawyer Harrington-Verb

 Premiered by Anna Koogler

on April 27th, 2019

at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Based on the Painting

"Madame X Desk Blotter" by Michael Theise

Duration: 3 minutes

I. Desk

I am yours

Put me on display

I am your muse

I knew what I did from the start

I saw the aftermath in full view

I said...

"They'll see me on the canvas!

They'll watch this swan

smolder on the wall!"


I am yours

My life is your life

I give you

II. Soliloquy

This cell has eyes

with which I can hide.

A museum, a bar, a place to lie down

with no guards, just walls?

A place where “Madame X” exists.

this desk, covered with

hatred and affection.

I lied?
My face wasn’t who I am?

Porcelain was my world
A tapestry of letters, of letters of love

Nobody loved me

Is shame a thing of mercy?

I sit in this cell

knowing I lost everything

and the life I still have.

Lo Fatal (2018)

for Baritone and Piano

Text by Rubén Darío

Premiered on the Public Sharks Concert 

by Sawyer Harrington-Verb, voice

and Tobias Haus, piano

 on April 17th, 2019


Duration: 4 minutes

Lo Fatal
00:00 / 03:56

If I Believe (2015)

for Baritone and Piano

Text by E. E. Cummings

Performed by Sawyer Harrington-Verb


Duration: 3 minutes

If I Believe
00:00 / 03:14

© 2021 by Sawyer Harrington-Verb. 

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