Cheerful alone among cheerless objects

My introduction to the song, and a recording of the first performance:

The score can be downloaded from Maritune Notaffär or from Score Exchange

The Vox Novus event, presenting the performer, the songs and the composers:

A clip of 60 seconds with the song, from the concert performance 17 June 2023:

The singer, info from her website:

Keri Lee Pierson is a classically trained soprano, contemporary musician, and music educator. She currently is a Doctor of Musical Arts student at Bowling Green State University where she collaborates regularly with her colleagues, instructors and The MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. Previously, Keri Lee lived and performed in the beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida, where she was an Adjunct Instructor at Flagler College. She also taught young minds music reading skills and music history at Veritas Classical School, was a staff musician at Memorial Presbyterian Church, served as the Assistant Director of the St. Augustine Youth Chorus, and taught lessons to all ages and skill levels. Keri Lee holds a Master’s in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor’s in Vocal performance from the University of Central Florida.