Dawn in the Room – alto, piano


The bereaved lover gains some brief consolation at dawn when the blond light penetrates his (or her) lonely room and reminds him (or her) of the hair of the loved one. The mode of this song is Dorian, my favourite mode.
Poem by E M Solomons – mother of the composer.
This song has also been performed occasionally by a baritone, to very good effect.
The recording is from the CD Songs of Solomons and was performed by Stephen Taylor (countertenor) and Jonathan Leonard (piano), who have given permission for use of their performance. The CD itself is available in the form of mp3 downloads at CDBaby, Amazon, Napster and other reputable download places.

Video – performance by Stephen Taylor and Jonathan Leonard:

Video – performance by David Solomons and Kevin Drury: