Ellen Taaffe Zwilich may have found inspiration through introspection, but her music is anything but introverted.

Ill and feverish, Boston-born writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe – his creativity and inspiration in the doldrums after his wife Virginia’s death two years prior – plans to sail to Baltimore on a “voyage of discovery.” But is a ship scheduled to depart?

With a variety of inspirations including haunting horror, ecological wonder, architectural homage, and career-spanning historical connections, the recording’s four works offer a glimpse into the creative mind of a seasoned composer.

Galbraith’s rich harmonic textures, rhythmic vitality, emotional depth, and wide range of expression have been described by critics as “impressive,” “reflective,” “formidable,” “rewarding,” and “masterly.”