Song cycle for soprano & piano
Awards & Performances
The competition was created "to promote the activity of some of the most promising figures of the new musical generation."
Finalist: 2019 NATS Art Song Composition Award
Finalist: 2018-2019 American Prize in Composition
(Vocal Chamber Music)
World Premiere: Lucie Chartin and Luba Podgayskaya. Incontri Musicali. Spoleto, Italy. August 2017.
U.S. Premiere: Dr. Jessica Spafford and Dr. William Reber. Music by Women Festival, MUW. March 2018.
West Coast Premiere: Laurel Irene and Mitsuko Murikawa. California State University. February 2019.
"Baby Book surprised me with its full-figured construction and deep melodic connections throughout. On my first hearing I openly cried. The degree of sensitivity to which Lauren has written is perfectly in line with how these experiences feel inside. I immediately wanted to learn and perform the entire cycle to heal wounds that I still carry."
— Janet Brehm Ziegler, soprano
World Premiere in Spoleto, Italy
West Coast Premiere