Southeast Missouri State University
The audio samples below are taken from a recital entitled "Another Reason I Don't Keep a Gun in the House and Other Musings" which took place October 10, 2013 at Southeast Missouri State University. Despite the title, the recital was not about guns or gun control. But rather, the literature picked for this recital all contained a common denominator: something that can get under your skin until it drives you crazy (or you find a gun). This could be love, passion, anger, depression, money, lust, rejection, or extreme isolation. The theme was inspired by Tom Cipullo's set: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House, which features the delightful poems of Billy Collins. For the final set, I arranged three songs for accordion, clarinet, and voice as an 'homage' to the cabaret tradition - beautiful songs, with a powerful inner message. I enjoyed finding and performing all of these songs. I hope you enjoy them too!