Instrumentation: Baritone and piano
Year composed: 2018
Performed by Tony Manfredonia (baritone) and Stephanie Cope (piano), July 7, 2018, Zion Lutheran Church, Petoskey, MI
This art song was written for composer and vocalist Tony Manfredonia on text written by his wife. They had been in a long-distance relationship, and these words helped them get through it in anticipation of reuniting.
But I’m not giving up or letting go
I’d wait even longer if I had to.