In honor of R.S.

To celebrate Robert Schumann's birthday today (June 8) I present one of my favorite songs of all time, "Im wunderschönen Monat Mai."

Hearing the harmonic ambiguity in this song (coupled with its melodic and formal simplicity) made quite an impact on me as a younger composer. Although I haven't composed much for the voice I come back to this song and cycle every six months or so for some great composition lessons from a master artist who lived in a different century.