Wesley Landry, baritone, Mark Buller
Mark Buller, Lex Loya
On February 28, 1942, the Battle of Sunda Strait embroiled two ships in a naval battle with the Imperial Japanese Navy. Overboard pays tribute to the fine seamen of the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth. Recognizing the lifesaving friendship between them, this three movement song cycle honor their deaths and the life the survivors managed to live after the war. Commissioned as part of the Veterans Songbook project to be featured in a touring exhibit, Overboard premiered at the Julie Ideson Library on March 1, 2017 and a recording traveled with the exhibit to Australia.