Faye-Ellen Silverman

Love Songs

Year: 1997

Duration (in minutes): 12 1/2'39;

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble, solo voice(s) with solo instruments

Instruments: alto, alto flute, any female voice, any high voice, any low voice, any voice, any woodwind, flute, soprano

Publisher: Subito Music Corporation

Description: “Love Songs” is the title of a collection of poetry by Sara Teasdale. The title seemed apt, as all the texts used are by this poet, albeit from several books of poetry. This work uses four poems. The four texts are chosen as varied commentary on the same theme. The tonal centers move from song to song, resolving, finally, the opening F on song one on E in song four. There is a gradual increase in tempo for every movement (songs and interludes). The first movement has quarter equal to 84, while the last uses dotted quarter equal to 84.

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