Beyond the Line of Blue: Songs for Tenor Voice and Guitar Duo by Damon Ferrante
This set of six songs for tenor and guitar duo are settings of poems by Edgar Allan Poe. The work is a dynamic monodrama for that hurtles through a trajectory of moods and colors, ranging from the ecstatic to the serene.
"If the tune has the elegance of traditional opera, the harmonization is very modern as the vocal lines climb and descend the melodic staircases that Ferrante has constructed for them." Geoffrey Himes of Baltimore City Paper
"These songs are clearly a wonderful performance opportunity for a tenor with the requisite range. Full of expressive colors and engaging texts, Mr. Ferrante's set allows for a truly uplifting collaborative performance." Jensen Walters, Tenor