JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN


 

7 Songs for Soprano and Piano
on entries from “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8583

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Description
The title of the song cycle “A World Turned Upside Down” comes from an entry in “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, reflecting the sense she felt of her world being upturned when suddenly the threat of the Nazi regime touched her family during World War II. The song cycle seeks to bring to life through music the frightening emotions and the sense of terror that Anne and her family felt as they tried to survive persecution amid the most dangerous of circumstances.

Texts
1 – Birthday
2 – Hiding
3 – Food Cycles
4 – Footsteps
5 – Chains
6 – Writer
7 – Patch of Blue Sky

Year of Composition
2016

Duration
24 minutes

Dedication
In memory of all who suffered and died at the hands of the Nazi regime.

First Performance
March 10, 2017
 
Song Collaborators Consortium Art Song Festival
West Texas A&M University
Amarillo, TX
 
Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, soprano
Lisa Sylvester, piano

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Kathleen Roland-Silverstein, soprano
Lisa Sylvester, piano

Birthday

Hiding

Food Cycles

Footsteps

Chains

Writer

Patch of Blue Sky

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Evangelia Leontis, soprano
Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano

A World Turned Upside Down (5/7)