The Glass Hammer

The Glass Hammer, a cycle of 15 songs for baritone and piano, (1995-7) poetry by Andrew Hudgins, c. 65 min.

Premiere tour by Sanford Sylvan, baritone and David Breitman, piano: Feb. 26, 2000 New London, CT, World Premiere; Mar. 2, 2000 Middlebury, VT (Sylvan/Breitman); Mar. 4, 2000 Burlington, VT (Sylvan/Breitman); May 5, 2000 presentation by Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, NY (Sylvan/Breitman); Jan. 31, 2002 Vocal Arts Society, Washington DC (Sylvan/Breitman); Feb. 6, 8, 10, 2002 Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, NJ (Sylvan/Breitman); Sept. 12, 2003 Oberlin Artist Recital Series, Oberlin, OH (Sylvan/Breitman); March 6, 2008 by Jonathan Hays, baritone, and Craig Ketter, piano, at Brooklyn College, NY; June 28, 2008 at Long Leaf Opera Festival, Chapel Hill, NC (Hays/Ketter); November 6, 2009 at Rubendall Recital Hall in Dickinson College, Harrisburg, PA (Hays/Ketter)

Recording released by Koch International Classics (KIC 7519), with baritone Sanford Sylvan and pianist David Breitman.