lullabies and spring songs

These songs are warmly dedicated to and written for Stephen Salters and are based on poems by Langston Hughes. Stars has always been one of my favorite Hughes poems.


O, sweep of stars over Harlem Streets,
O, little breath of oblivion that is night.
A city building
To a mother's song.
A city dreaming
To a lullaby.
Reach up your hand, dark boy, and take a star.
Out of the little breath of oblivion
That is night,
Take just
One star.


Stephen Salters, Baritone

David Zobel, Piano