Text by Robert Frost (from the public domain, published 1907/1913)
(Duration: 7:20 minutes)
A Line-Storm Song is a setting of one of Robert Frost’s earliest published poems. Amidst a scene filled with nature – tattered clouds, wet woods, crushed flowers and gusting winds, Frost places two lovers whose story mirrors the flow and ebb of the sea. In this setting of the text, the piano evokes the shapes and gestures of sea and wind, while the voice captures the innocence and sweetness of the lovers in the oncoming storm.
Amy Owens, soprano; Michael Barrett, piano