VOCAL - Nature Calls (1999) 

Duration - 17:00

medium voice and piano

Text by Wendy S. Walters

Derek Bermel’s “Nature Calls” (1999) had a very wittiness and playful theatricality.
— New York Times
Bermel set the texts inventively [“Nature Calls” / “Three Songs on Poems by Wendy S. Walters”]. Vocal lines moved effortlessly from song to speech to halfway between. The scores even seemed to ask for the dramatic movement and gestures that Timothy Jones used to make his performances almost magical.
— Houston Chronicle