Songs from "Letter to a Daughter"

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1996

Instrumentation : 

Female Voice and Piano

Duration (min): 

12 minutes

Movements-Titles: 

1. I was maiden-head hunted
2. Said woman, said child no more
3. Lullaby - kisses and cream
4. Nothing comes easy
5. Child like you
6. I was maiden-head hunted (reprise)

Text Source/Author: 

Lyrics by Arnold Wesker from his one woman play "Letter to a Daughter".

Recording: 

Private recording only available by request from the composer

First Performance: 

Dennison University Theatre, Granville Ohio 1996 (Songs commissioned by Dennison University for their production starring Amy Cane)

The play is a monologue of a mother (a former cabaret singer)writing to her estranged daughter.  The mother sings the 5 songs during the course of the play.  The songs work well as a set apart from a performance of the play.    

Ensemble Type: 

voice+keyboard

Listening Sample: 

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