song for voice and piano
Set to Amelia Earhart’s poem of the same name, Courage was composed in October 2018 for mezzo-soprano/alto and piano. Famed for her courage, Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author as well as the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Performed andante con anima throughout, the piece opens with the voice singing the first line of the poem without accompaniment. At times, where the piano ascends in its upper register, there is a sense that it is representative of a free spirit soaring in the air.