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The open road : song cycle / music by K. E. Moore ; text by W. Whitman
by Kate Moore (2008)
The text is adapted from Walt Whitman's 'Song of The Open Road', a set of poems featured in his magnum opus 'Leaves of Grass'. The words, encased in song and music, encourage the listener to put way all fear and anxiety and take to the open road as a symbol for life's journey, a process of discovering "divine things well envelop'd...more beautiful than words can tell".
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (36p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — The harp part is more difficult and requires an advanced performer.
Duration: 45 mins
Lyre -- We must not stop here -- I will be honest with you -- Whoever you are come travel with me -- Mystic trumpeter -- They too are on the road -- Journeyers -- We will sail -- Spin bird -- To that which is endless -- Whoever you are come forth -- The open road -- The road is before us -- You flagg'd walks.
First performance 2008. Performed as a music theatre piece at The Korzo Theater, Den Haag, Netherlands directed by Matthias Mooij
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