George Walker



    The songs presented on this recording are culled from works composed over a period of thirty years.  The first song, Response, a setting of a poem by the first significant black American poet, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, was composed in 1941.  Three of Emily Dickinson songs, Legacy, I Have No Life But This, and What If I Sat I Shall Not Wait, were commissioned by Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.  The last named song concludes with a canonical treatment of a quote from the folksong, I Wonder As I Wander.