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Thursday
Mar012012

A Small Tin Parrot Pin

2000 | countertenor, mezzo-soprano or baritone/piano

Poem by Thomas Lux

Song 3 of Men with Small Heads

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

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Click here to see a performance of this song by baritone Andrew Garland and pianist Donna Loewy on YouTube

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • m. 57 in the voice part, there should not be a decrescendo.
  • from the pickup to m. 64 to the pickup to m. 70, it should also read "somewhat freely."
  • m. 70 the piano part dynamic should be mf (not mp). In m. 72 the piano part dynamic should be mf or f. In m. 76, there should be an accent on the first piano note.
  • m. 81, the indication "gentle" should appear an eighth beat sooner.
  • m. 98 -101, there should be a crescendo. "I am very" in m. 100 and 101 should be loud in the voice; the piano part in m. 101 should be mf.
  • The dynamics in the last 2 measures should be mf or slightly less in the voice.
Saturday
Feb052011

Men with Small Heads

Song cycle: Men with Small Heads; Refrigerator, 1957; A Small Tin Parrot Pin; Snake Lake

2000 | countertenor, mezzo-soprano or baritone/piano

Poems by Thomas Lux, approximately 11 minutes.

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Thursday
Mar012012

Men with Small Heads

2000 | countertenor, mezzo-soprano or baritone/piano

Poem by Thomas Lux

Song 1 of Men with Small Heads

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

The song “Men with Small Heads” won “Best American Art Song” in the 2004 American Art Song Competition sponsored by the San Francisco Song Festival.

Click here to see a performance of this song by baritone Andrew Garland and pianist Donna Loewy on YouTube.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • m. 6, in the voice part, there should be an accent on the first syllable of "everywhere."
  • m. 29, the tempo marking should be rubato. The poco a poco accel. should start in m. 31.
  • m. 49, in the voice part, it is fine to go directly from the word "dreams" to "perhaps," without a rest.
Thursday
Mar012012

Refrigerator, 1957

2000 | countertenor, mezzo-soprano or baritone/piano

Poem by Thomas Lux

Song 2 of Men with Small Heads

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Click here to see a performance of this song by baritone Andrew Garland and pianist Donna Loewy on YouTube.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • m.37, the "freely" tempo marking should be bolded, and should also appear in the piano part. The tempo picks up a bit again in m. 40.
  • from m. 47-50, it's ok to gradually work into the new tempo.
Thursday
Mar012012

Snake Lake

2000 | countertenor, mezzo-soprano or baritone/piano

Poem by Thomas Lux

Song 4 of Men with Small Heads

Commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker.

Click here to see a performance of this song by baritone Andrew Garland and pianist Donna Loewy on YouTube.

Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • m.32, the crescendo should come on the previous eighth note, on the words "They don't."
  • m. 49, take a little time
  • m. 53, the tempo marking should read "slightly slower," and this newer tempo carries through the next two measures, then the poco rit. starts as written.
Saturday
Feb052011

This Space

2000, rev. 2005 | bass/piano, also mezzo/piano version

Poem by Thomas Lux, 2 minutes long.

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