JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

HOW DO I LOVE THEE?

5 Songs for Soprano and Piano
on sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8568

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Description
“How Do I Love Thee?” follows a narrative arc, beginning with a proclamation by the speaker against the love she feels, after which that love becomes too great to disavow. Throughout the cycle, the speaker’s love grows and ends with a declaration of love that will live beyond the lives of the speaker and the object of her love, a love that lives forever.

Texts
1 – Unlike are we, unlike, O princely Heart!
2 – How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
3 – Pardon, oh, pardon, that my soul should make
4 – Say over again, and yet once over again
5 – I thank all who have loved me in their hearts

Year of Composition
2015

Duration
17 minutes

Dedication
Martha Guth

First Performance
September 29, 2018
 
Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project
Princeton, New Jersey
 
Martha Guth, soprano
Erika Switzer, piano

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Martha Guth, soprano
Erika Switzer, piano

How Do I Love Thee?: Unlike are we, unlike, O princely Heart!

How Do I Love Thee?: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

How Do I Love Thee?: Pardon, oh, pardon, that my soul should make

 

How Do I Love Thee?: Say over again, and yet once over again
 
[no recording of this song is available]

 

How Do I Love Thee?: I thank all who have loved me in their hearts
 
[no recording of this song is available]