THE WATERS WRECKED THE SKY

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Print Edition Price: 

$19.95 OR $29.95 for set of 2 scores

Year Authored (or revised): 

2011

Instrumentation : 

Sop, pf

Duration (min): 

16

Movements-Titles: 

The Wind began to rock the Grass
A lane of Yellow led the eye
It sounded as if the Streets were running
In snow thou comest --
As imperceptibly as Grief

Text Source/Author: 

five poems of Emily Dickinson

First Performance: 

Oct. 28, 2011

Composer's note:  The Waters Wrecked the Sky,” a song cycle for soprano and piano on five poems of Emily Dickinson, was composed during the summer of 2011. It was written for and is dedicated to Sarah Pelletier and Lois Shapiro. As with all of Dickinson's work, these poems are very musical -- both in the sound of their language, and in their construction. The poems I’ve chosen are linked by their nature/tree imagery, their clarity and concision, and their sometimes quiet, sometimes overt expression of ecstasy.

Ensemble Type: 

voice+keyboard
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