Each song in this collection is dedicated to four singers - friends of the composer. The songs Homecoming and Quilt were commissioned by the West Chester University Poetry Conference (West Chester, Pennsylvania) and premiered by baritone Robert Barefield and pianist Carl Cranmer on June 7, 2003. Entrance was written in July 2003 for inclusion in this set of songs. The song Everyone Sang was premiered by Maris Vipulis and pianist Marc Shapiro on April 16, 1998. The bass edition of this collection was prepared especially for Matt Boehler.
- EVERYONE SANG