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Tuesday
Feb282012

A Letter to my Daughter

1998 | mezzo-soprano and piano trio

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe

Song 3 of Daughters

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Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • in the score, the tremolo marking was not correct -- there were 2 lines instead of 3 going across the stem of the note, which was confusing in the cello part in measures 21, 22 and 30, and similarly for all the violin measures with tremolo indication. It is now corrected.

  • piano part, measures 1, 2, 3, and 4 should have an F natural in the right hand chord, not an F sharp

  • in measures 140, 141, 142, 143, 145, 146 the right hand piano chord should also contain an F natural, not an F sharp.

  • m. 147 - the chord should be the same as the previous chord in the right hand, namely, a C sharp, F natural, G sharp and another C sharp on top.

  • m. 148, this chord is actually correct - the F sharp here really is an F sharp.

INSTRUCTIONS for converting this vocal line to a soprano line (although tessitura will still remain low)

The low Bb in m. 23 could be taken up an octave.

the B in m. 104 and first quarter D in m. 105 could be taken up an octave.

m. 120 last note and m. 121 and first two beats of m. 122 can be sung an octave up.

m. 138-139: take up an octave

Thursday
Mar012012

Don't Cry

2002, rev.2003, rev. 2010 | baritone/piano trio or mezzo-soprano with piano trio. There are also baritone and mezzo versions with flute instead of violin.

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe

Song 7 of Fathers

Baritone version premiered by Music of Remembrance, Benaroya Hall, April 2003 and mezzo version premiered by Music of Remembrance in March 2010.

Sunday
Mar062011

Fathers

Song cycle: Fragment 1; You, Father; Fragment 2; Last Night I Dreamt; Fragment 3; I Saw My Father Drowning; Don’t Cry

2002, rev.2003, rev. 2010 | baritone/piano trio or mezzo-soprano with piano trio. There are also baritone and mezzo versions with flute instead of violin.

Baritone version premiered by Music of Remembrance, Benaroya Hall, April 2003 and mezzo version premiered by Music of Remembrance in March 2010. Poems by Ranasinghe and Vogel. Cycle is about 15 minutes long.

Wednesday
Feb292012

Fragment 1

2002, rev.2003, rev. 2010 | baritone/piano trio or mezzo-soprano with piano trio. There are also baritone and mezzo versions with flute instead of violin.

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe

Song 1 of Fathers

Baritone version premiered by Music of Remembrance, Benaroya Hall, April 2003 and mezzo version premiered by Music of Remembrance in March 2010.

Wednesday
Feb292012

Fragment 2

2002, rev.2003, rev. 2010 | baritone/piano trio or mezzo-soprano with piano trio. There are also baritone and mezzo versions with flute instead of violin.

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe

Song 3 of Fathers

Baritone version premiered by Music of Remembrance, Benaroya Hall, April 2003 and mezzo version premiered by Music of Remembrance in March 2010.

Wednesday
Feb292012

Fragment 3

2002, rev.2003, rev. 2010 | baritone/piano trio or mezzo-soprano with piano trio. There are also baritone and mezzo versions with flute instead of violin.

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe

Song 5 of Fathers

Baritone version premiered by Music of Remembrance, Benaroya Hall, April 2003 and mezzo version premiered by Music of Remembrance in March 2010.

Saturday
Feb052011

Holocaust 1944

Song cycle: I did not manage to save; How can I see you, love; Both your Mothers; What Luck; Massacre of the Boys; Race; Holocaust 1944

1996, rev. 1998 | baritone/doublebass or baritone/cello

Poems by Ficowski, Vogel, Rosewicz, Gershon and Ranasinghe, about 28 minutes long.

Wednesday
Feb292012

Last Night I Dreamt

2002, rev.2003, rev. 2010 | baritone/piano trio or mezzo-soprano with piano trio. There are also baritone and mezzo versions with flute instead of violin.

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe

Song 4 of Fathers

Baritone version premiered by Music of Remembrance, Benaroya Hall, April 2003 and mezzo version premiered by Music of Remembrance in March 2010.

Tuesday
Feb282012

Mascot and Symbol

1998 | mezzo-soprano and piano trio

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe

Song 1 of Daughters

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Errata

Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • cello part, m. 38, there had been an incorrect slur. Please see the score for the correct slur.
Monday
Feb062012

Partial Lunar Eclipse

baritone/piano or mezzo-soprano/piano or countertenor/piano

Poem by Anne Ranasinghe.

Song 1 of cycle And Music Will Not End

Commissioned by the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations.