Full Fathom Five – song cycle for soprano, cello and piano

Ann Moss, Emil Miland, Steve Bailey and Liam Wade at the world premiere concert.

This new song cycle for soprano, cello and piano was commissioned to premiere on San Francisco Opera cellist Emil Miland’s 2015 Noe Valley Chamber Music recital, and is featured on soprano Ann Moss’ album, Love Life (available for download on bandcamp / iTunes or in CD format).

The highlight of the evening was the premiere of composer Liam Wade’s song cycle Full Fathom Five, performed by soprano Ann Moss, pianist Steven Bailey, and Miland… The piece received an enthusiastic, deserved standing ovation. ~ Mark Rudio, San Francisco Classical Voice


FULL FATHOM FIVE features vivid, rousing and deeply personal texts about the sea, lost love, and life in coastal Maine by Edna St. Vincent Millay. It was awarded the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music 2014 Musical Grant Program Award, and was recently featured on a recital at the German Residence in San Francisco presented by the Wagner Society of Northern California.