Innocence and Experience

by David Grossman



A song cycle setting several poems by William Blake. My initial plan was to set just texts from his Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, hence the title. When I was writing them, I found another poem of his (Memory, Hither Come) from a different collection that fit in the cycle. Although the cycle isn't only from Blake's two collections, I kept the title because it still fit.


released December 12, 2016

Abby Merk, soprano
David Grossman, piano



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Inspired from a young age by Mozart to write music, and more recently John Williams to write soundtrack music, David Grossman began writing music in 7th grade and already has a diverse portfolio encompassing many genres from baroque and classical to jazz to choral and vocal music. He currently attends Westminster Choir College, where he is studying for a BM in composition. ... more

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