The Lady of the Broom (La Dama de la Escoba)

Composer: 

Alternate Title: 

The Lady of the Broom (La Dama de la Escoba)

Year Authored (or revised): 

2007

Scoring: 

Flute/alto flute, viola, cello, soprano

Duration (min): 

16

Movements-Titles: 

11

Text Source/Author: 

Jennifer Clement The Lady of the Broom (La Dama de la Escoba) (Impresores Aldina 2002) permission granted Set in English and Spanish

First Performance: 

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, NYC June 2007 American Music Festival

The Lady of the Broom is a bilingual collection of 48 poems by Jennifer Clement, of which 11 have been chosen for this musical setting. The poetry is based on an excerpt from James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson 'A young woman conceived a violent

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