The Music of Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson's music has captivated audiences, critics, and peers for over four decades.
Vocal Music

• Zoo Stories – mezzo-soprano, horn, and piano
Original stories by Kate Pogue
Commissioned by Eric McIntyre

• Preacher Man – baritone and piano**
Song cycle on texts of Langston Hughes
Written for DuWayne Davis

• Canticles of the Revelation – countertenor and piano
Texts taken from the Book of Revelation
Written for Eduardo Lopez de Casas

• Elegy: The Finest Gift
Tenor and String Orchestra
Written for Joseph Evans

• Here I Am at Last – soprano and piano**
Written for the occasion of Elena Nickolaidi’s 80th birthday
Original text by Sidney Berger
Published by Classical Vocal Reprints

• Bluebeard's Doors – Dramatic Soprano and piano**
Song Cycle to texts by Linda Lacy
Published by Classical Vocal Reprints

• Shadows and Music, dramatic song cycle for soprano, mezzo-soprano, violin, and piano**
Original texts by Buck Ross
This appears on the CD Shadows and Music, Troy 845, from Albany Records

• La Bonne Chat , or The Joy of Kitties, song cycle for low voice and piano
Portraits, song cycle for Coloratura Soprano and piano
There's a Contradiction Inside, song cycle for Mezzo-soprano and piano

• Songs to poems of Goethe

      Ich und Du
      A Parable

• Dialogues of the Kittykats - Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Oboe, and Piano
Text by Marianne Pendino

• Peter Quince at the Keyboard - Soprano, Bass Clarinet (doubling Soprano Clarinet), and Piano
Poem by Wallace Stevens

• Sapphire - Mezzo-soprano, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano
Text by Randolph Lacy

• Bowls - Mezzo-soprano, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano
Texts by Ava Leavell Haymon

• On The Question of Angels - Mezzo-soprano, Violin, Cello, Piano four-hands
Poem by Ava Leavell Haymon

• Watercolors - Mezzo-soprano and Piano
Poems by Ava Leavell Haymon

• Songs to texts by William Shakespeare

      The Song from Love's Labours Lost
      What is Love?
      Another Love Song
      Fear No More from Cymbeline - Mezzo-soprano, Tenor  and Piano
      Two Sonnets

• Cabaret Songs - Mezzo-soprano and Piano
Texts by Friedrich Hollaender

      Mit Einer Scheusslichen Puppe
      Oh Mond

• Aspen

• Berenice, Que Fai? - Mezzo-soprano, Flute, String Quartet, and Harp
Text by Pietro Metastasio


*Recordings are available to the selections marked with the asterisk.
**Available from Classical Vocal Reprints,

Posted: Nov-15-2018
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