The Over Journey (Hinüber wall’ ich)

The Over Journey was commissioned by San Francisco’s LIEDER ALIVE! as part of Erickson’s 2013-2016 Composer Residency. It was premiered in San Francisco in April 2014 by mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich, violist Paul Yarbrough, with the composer at the piano. The text is taken from 19th-Century German poet Friedrich von Hardenberg.