River Countries Vol. 1: Down Jersey Scenes
Commissioned and premiered by Michiko Otaki, 2014. Somers describes Down Jersey as that part of Southern New Jersey in which the watershed drains into Delaware Bay, not Delaware River or the Atlantic Ocean. Vast marshes, meandering rivers, and small towns are found here. A half dozen images are presented for solo piano: Spring Comes to Turkey Point, Dragonflies in the Fields, Over Into Campground, Old Greenwich Friends Meeting House, On the Cohansey, Purple Martins Gathering.