Stephen Albert's Sun's Heat from 'Distant Hills'. Reduction for Tenor and Piano accompaniment.
Sun's Heat (Chamber version) was commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and given its first performance on April 27, 1990 with David Gordon, Tenor, and Christopher Kendall, Conductor. On February 8, 1991, the New York Chamber Symphony premiered the full Orchestra version with Mark Bleeke, Tenor, and Gerard Schwarz, conductor.
The work may be performed as the first movement of a larger work entitles 'Distant Hills'. The second movement of this larger work is titles 'Flower Of The Mountain' and employs a Soprano soloist and either a Chamber or Orchestral accompaniment. The text of both works is taken from Joyce's Ulysses.