Jeffrey Ryan – Everything Already Lost

Says composer Jeffrey Ryan, “From the first moment I heard Jan Zwicky read from her work—richly layered poems that evoke nature, music, and profound distilled emotional moments—I hoped someday to have the chance to set her words to music.” Thanks to a commission from baritone/piano duo Tyler Duncan and Erika Switzer, the composer's desire became reality - and the resulting cycle went on to win the First Prize at the 2021 NATS Art Song Composition Award. Join us in savouring these beautiful songs, performed to perfection by Tyler and Erika. Note: performance begins at 13:06.

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