A Dangerous Man

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Scoring & Instrumentation
Baritone and Piano
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
35
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Composer's Note:

A Dangerous Man is a highly dramatic, staged monodrama about John Brown, abolitionist fighter in Kansas and instigator of the watershed events at Harpers Ferry in 1859, said by W.E.B. DuBois to have begun the war to end slavery.  The texts include letters by Brown himself, commentary by contemporaries such as Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Emerson and Lincoln, along with excerpts from the Kansas Slave Code, and verbatim accounts of his trial.  The piece is meant as a cautionary tale with a clear message for us today.

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Publisher's Note:

Please be advised that there are additional parts for spoken voices - the score includes guidelines with several ways to approach those parts in performance, including cuts so that the piece may be entirely performed by the voice/piano duo.

First Perfomance
Center for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University, 1992; Baritone Kenneth Lee and Pianist Jeffrey Wood
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Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
voice+keyboard
Genre/Theme
Instrument
Baritone (voice) , piano

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