Emerson Songs

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Print Edition Price: 

$33.50 score; $72.50 two scores for cond, Sop, set of parts for performance

Year Authored (or revised): 

1996

Instrumentation : 

soprano with flute (dbl picc/alto fl), oboe (dbl English horn), clarinet (dbl bass clarinet), bassoon, piano, violin, viola, cello

Duration (min): 

18

Movements-Titles: 

Cloud upon cloud
The Snow-storm
I cannot find

Text Source/Author: 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recording: 

Bridge 9240

First Performance: 

Currents, Richmond, VA, 1996

Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation for Fred Cohen and Currents, with soprano Christine Schadeberg

“Schadeberg sang Froom’s eloquent, interesting ‘Emerson Songs.’ . . . Her singing of the last line . . . was certainly powerful enough to convey the rapt vision of love the words expressed.  But the instrumental conclusion took the intensity that much further up the scale.” (William Glackin, The Sacramento Bee)

Ensemble Type: 

solo voice(s)+large ensemble or orchestra
mixed instrumental ens 6 to 15 players

Listening Sample: 

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