by Margaret Brandman (2015)
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Lion Love (Leo song) is a
contemporary art song set for mezzo-soprano
voice or baritone voice. It is the fifth song in Margaret Brandman's
'Cosmic Wheel of the
Zodiac' Song Cycle. The lyrics are
by astrologer and poet Benita Rainer who has artfully distilled
the individual characteristics of this star sign in her
"It is in the nature of Leo, the second fire sign, to be strong, brave and goal centered. There is a lion, in the heart of everyone, young or old, weak or strong."
To suggest the strength of the lion, the resonant key of C# minor was chosen. The opening lyrics for this song have been set to vigorous rhythm with solid chordal harmony supporting the melody. The contrasting sections with gentler lyrics have been treated with a more melismatic approach. The final section of the song begins strongly but becomes more mellow, ending with an uplifting chord progression of an F# 6/9 chord to accompany the lyrics "for true harmony."
Duration: 2 min.
Performances of this work
19 Aug 18: EUGENE GOOSSENS HALL, ABC CENTRE, HARRIS ST, ULTIMO NSW
14 Sep 17: Concert Hall of the Czech Museum of Music, Karmelitská St 2, Prague 1, 118 00, Czech Republic
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