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The rose of Amherst : song cycle for medium voice and piano

by Gerald Glynn (1991)

Voice of Australia

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Voice of Australia : Volume II / compiled by Wendy Dixon and David Miller.

Library shelf no. 783.2542/VOI 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

This work consists of settings of 6 poems by the great American poetess Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) for medium voice and piano.

Emily Dickinson lived almost all her life in the small town of Amherst, Mass. Only a handful of her 1775 short poems were published during her lifetime. She gave them no titles, and used only the dash as punctuation. I have used the numbering employed in the Complete Poems edited by Thomas Johnson, published by Faber & Faber, London. I gratefully acknowledge the permission granted by Harvard University Press to use the poems.

Work Details

Year: 1991

Instrumentation: Medium voice, piano.

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I'm nobody, who are you? -- Exultation -- The soul selects -- I sing to use the waiting -- Pain -- A summer's day.

Written for: Elizabeth Campbell

First performance: by Elizabeth Campbell, Anthony Fogg — 1 Sep 91. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney

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Performances of this work

28 Oct 2015: at Gerald Glynn Perspective (Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Wendy Dixon, David Miller.

1 Sep 91: Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney. Featuring Elizabeth Campbell, Anthony Fogg.

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