- a monodrama for baritone, two flutes, violin and cello
- 15' 00"
|Score (127k)||Pages 5-6, 11-12, 15-16, 24-25||© Daniel Stabler|
“mmy ffirrsstt llovve” is a true story about a first marriage at an early age. The story recalls events during the marriage, and a lifetime of emotional aftermath. The music is programmatic, with distinct motifs attached to each emotion, person, and event. The song is loosely comprised of eleven sections: beginning with the optimism of young adulthood, progressing to falling in love, the marriage, shifting to New York, life in New York, difficulties creeping in, a nervous breakdown, splitting up, ten years on, then twenty years on, with the resolution taking place in New Zealand.