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Merritt uses unexpected shifts in tempo and tonality for dramatic effect: long, simple lines with echoing violin and horn phrases reflect the singer’s musing. As his unease increases, so does the music, in an undercurrent of skittery, edgy passages and tight harmonics. Bold use of clashing chromatics intensifies the experience, especially in the score’s starkly luminous finale.

-Diane Windeler, San Antonio Express-News

The Aviary for baritone & piano       Buy Now
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The Bookshop for baritone & piano       Buy Now
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Dhammapada for baritone & piano       Buy Now
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Dissonance for baritone & piano       Buy Now
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Five Prophecies for baritone & celloBuy Now
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London Thoroughfare, 2AM for tenor, horn, violin, & piano       Buy Now
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May Evening in Central Park for baritone & piano       Buy Now
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November Night & Triad for baritone, clarinet, & piano       Buy Now
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On Seeing Weather-Beaten Trees for baritone & viola       Buy Now
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The Sixteenth Floor for baritone & piano       Buy Now
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Steps into Stillness for baritone & piano       Buy Now
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Sunshine for 2 sopranos & strings       Buy Now
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