Gospel: Manuel is a song for soprano and baritone based on a poem by Tracy K. Smith.  Ms. Smith’s poem is a pointed examination of how we tell stories to soothe ourselves and to deal with the trauma of history.

The duet received its premiere in a recital by Dashon Burton and Michele Kennedy on June 12, 2017 at Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn.

Length: 4 mins
Orchestration: Soprano, Baritone and piano
Date:  2017