When I first started composing choral songs, Rose Lemberg asked me to write music to accompany her fiery poem “Salamander Song.” It was my first attempt at writing a solo with piano accompaniment. I debuted the song at my concert and made a recording, and that was the end, or so I thought. So when “Salamander Song” was accepted to be published for the Strange Horizons Annual Fundraising Drive, it was such a delightful bonus, but only if they made their fundraising goal of $10,500.
So it’s an exciting moment to share that Strange Horizons made their fundraising goal and has published “Salamander Song”! Thank you to everyone who contributed!!
Music credits: Emily Jiang, mezzo-soprano & Mary Tusa, piano