SOLO VOICE SCORES
Since 2011, Ayres has shifted almost exclusively from solo voice to choral compositions. As a result, there are few works available for solo voice. If you are interested in purchasing a solo score or commissioning a new solo work, please use the contact form.
Aphelion was written for another close friend of mine, Lauren Knebel. It was premiered as part of her Senior Recital at Baylor University. "Aphelion" is a greek word that describes the point in a planet or comet's orbit that it is farthest from the sun. In the song, it is used as a metaphor to illustrate that though true friends my be separated by time and distance, they will always find a way to return to one another.
Susurrations is an intensely personal work for me, chronicling (through a series of vignettes) my coming out process as a gay man. The work was premiered as part of my Senior Recital at Baylor University by my dear friends, Mackenzie Wilson and Margaret Barrett.