To an Absent Love. (Soprano and Piano). By Kirke Mechem (1925-). For Piano, Vocal. Vocal Solo. 20 pages. G. Schirmer #ED4012. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50482690).
ISBN 0793566908. 9x12 inches.
Originally for soprano and ensemble of clarinet, horn and piano. The first song text is an actual letter from a slave to her husband. Two songs are poems by Harriet Monroe and Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Mechem also included “Fair Robin I Love” from his opera Tartuffe in this grouping.