The songs of Daron Aric Hagen are among the best being produced today. No composer since Samuel Barber and the heyday of Ned Rorem has captured the imagination of singers and lovers of great vocal music with the ease of Daron Hagen. This generous new collection of sixty songs is remarkable for its depth and variety. Includes several of Hagen's anthology cycles which use poems by different poets related to a single theme.
Songbook also includes a Foreword by famed Tenor Paul Sperry, an Introduction by Dr. Carrie de Lapp Culver, and a useful after word by the composer that gives the background on the writing of the songs and a complete bibliography of related publications by and about Daron Hagen. This is a publication all musicians interested in serious vocal literature will want to own and cherish.