"These settings were commissioned by my alma mater California State University, Hayward, a place of happy memory and abiding affection and ties. How privileged I was to hear the premiere performance of the Chamber Singers and Dr. Roberta Brokaw, flute, conducted by Dr. David Stein on 15 March 1998. Three of the settings are of pre-existing tunes; O, My Luve Is Like a Red, Red Rose is originally composed. Similarly, two texts are from the tradition, and two sing the poetry of Robert Burns."Singers and conductors of these works are encouraged to render the texts of these love songs with an ear to an authentic Scots accent.