Performed By: Patricia Stiles, mezzo soprano; Graham Cox, piano

Movements:
I. The Ant and the Grasshopper II. Clinging III. Travelling

Instrumentation:
Soprano, piano

Text: Jeanne Shepard

Duration: 7 minutes

Available From:
Libby Larsen Publishing

Composer's Notes:
Jeanne Shepard started writing poetry late in her life, and what interested me most about her work is the way she draws from her entire life, from the perspective of a septuagenarian. The three poems that comprise Late in the Day explore various truisms of life but with the wisdom of the years. I have tried to be as true to the poetry as I can with both the word setting and the atmosphere created by the music.
 
— Libby Larsen

Additional Information:
The recording is available on the CD "Vitality Begun"