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Louriana Lourilee : for soprano and piano / Aristea Mellos ; text by Charles Isaac Elton.
by Aristea Mellos (2014)
Louriana Lourilee is a gothic epic ballad for soprano and piano. Drawing from the Victorian spiritualist practice of communing with the dead, the poem places us into a ghostly world of garden paths, china roses, and swinging boughs, all of which appear to us like lifeless tableaux of Victorian bourgeois life - a life that would be shattered by the onset of WWI. The moto perpetuo of the dazzling piano reminds us of the excessive ornamentation of this era, like intricate lace work it covers a darker truth - that of loneliness, nostalgia, and a fading past, as the protagonist contemplates the depth of his grief and his state of endless isolation.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (20p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — challenging piano & vocal writing
Duration: 7 min.
Includes text of original poem, program note and performance notes.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
English art song, Benjamin Britten
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