GARDEN OF EROS

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GARDEN OF EROS

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Tenor or Baritone and Piano
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
11
Movements
I. La Mer
II. In the Forest
III. My Voice

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Composer's Note:

I immediately decided to set the first four stanzas of “The Garden of Eros” after reading most of Wilde’s collected poems in 2012. It took several years before I was able to decide which other poems to set and exactly what those songs would sound like. I finally set to work in earnest in fall, 2017 and finished the following summer.

Wilde employs rich, descriptive imagery which demanded that I take a very thoughtful approach to my settings of these poems. Not surprisingly, much of Wilde’s poetry exhibits frank homoeroticism; this queer point of view influenced my decision to write for voice types traditionally thought of as “male.”

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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
The Garden of Eros, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
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voice+keyboard
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Tenor , Baritone (voice) , piano

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