Four Andalusian Love Songs
4 songs for countertenor or mezzo soprano and piano

12:00
"...captured the spirit of the poems and established a lineage of emotional tone painting that Erickson has inherited from the songs of Franz Schubert."
— Rodney Punt, Huffington Post

Four Andalusian Love Songs was commissioned by countertenor Brian Asawa. It was premiered in a series of 2013-14 performances, with the first occurring at the Long Beach Universalist Church by countertenor Brian Asawa and pianist Mark Salters. The texts are taken from 11th-Century Andalusian poets Yusuf ibn Harun al-Ramadi, Ibn Hazm, Abu Bakr al-Turtushi, and Al-Asad Ibrahim ibn Billitah.