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Entries in Sutphen [Joyce] (8)

Thursday
Mar012012

Bring on the Rain

2001, rev. 2017 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone — also available with clarinet accompaniment

Poem by Joyce Sutphen
To watch mezzo-soprano Karyn Friedman and saxophonist Gary Louie performing this song, please click here.
Thursday
Mar012012

Burning the Woods of my Childhood

2001, rev. 2017 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone. Also available with clarinet accompaniment.

Poem by Joyce Sutphen
To watch mezzo-soprano Karyn Friedman and saxophonist Gary Louie performing this song, please click here.
Thursday
Mar012012

Crossroads

2001, rev. 2017 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone. Also available with clarinet accompaniment.

Poem by Joyce Sutphen

Song 6 of Living in the Body

To watch mezzo-soprano Karyn Friedman and saxophonist Gary Louie performing this song, please click here

Thursday
Mar012012

Living in the Body

2001, rev. 2017 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone - also available with clarinet accompaniment.

Poem by Joyce Sutphen

Song 2 of Living in the Body

Saturday
Feb052011

Living in the Body

Song cycleBurning the Woods of my ChildhoodLiving in the BodyNot for BurningLost at TableBring on the RainCrossroads

2001, rev. 2017 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone

Poems by Joyce Sutphen, approximately 18 minutes long.

Commissioned through a Special Projects Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University for soprano Sandra McClain and saxophonist Carolyn Bryan

Song 3 has a conversion for mezzo-soprano (see catalog listing); the others are fine for mezzo without changes.

 

Click here to see soprano Maureen McKay and saxophonist Gary Louie's October 10 2018 performance.

Thursday
Mar012012

Lost at Table

2001, rev. 2017 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone. Also available with clarinet accompaniment.

Poem by Joyce Sutphen

Song 4 of Living in the Body

Thursday
Mar012012

Not for Burning

2001, rev. 2017 | soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone. Also available with clarinet accompaniment.

Poem by Joyce Sutphen

Song 3 of Living in the Body

Conversion for mezzo-soprano

  • m. 22 instead of high B flat, sing a D flat a 6th down
  • m. 23, first note - instead of a G flat, sing a B flat a 3rd down
  • m. 30 and 31, option sing down a octave
  • m. 32 sing a D instead of a G, leave the E in m. 33
  • m. 40 instead of G flat, sing a B flat
  • m. 59 instead of F sharp D B, sing D B B
  • end of m. 66 last note - instead of G flat, sing the same A flat pitch
  • m. 68, last note, sing a B flat instead of the G flat
  • m. 69 instead of a half note F, sing two quarter melisma, C going down to an F
  • m. 70 last note, stay on the A flat instead of singing an F
  • m. 72 get rid of the high B. Instead, on beat 2, sing an E going up to an F sharp in eighths and then stay on the F sharp until the G sharp as written at the end of the measure.
Friday
Feb102012

What You Wanted

2011 | soprano/piano

Poem by Joyce Sutphen.

Commissioned by soprano Cynthia Vaughn.