JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

IN SPRING

3 Songs for Unaccompanied Soprano
on poems by E. E. Cummings

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8570

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Description
“In Spring” is a short song cycle using a solo (unaccompanied) voice to vocalize the fanciful and magical poems of E. E. Cummings with glissandi, whistling, ghostly whispered notes and long melismas drawing out the sounds inside words, stretching them like taffy…all these types of extended techniques are added to beautifully sung lyrical phrases to capture the playfulness and variety of the season of Spring.

Texts
1 – O sweet spontaneous
2 – but the other
3 – in Just—

Year of Composition
2016

Duration
8 minutes

Dedication
Amy Petrongelli

First Performance
February 15, 2018
 
Penn State University
State College, PA
 
Amy Petrongelli, soprano

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Amy Petrongelli, soprano

In Spring: O sweet spontaneous

In Spring: but the other

 

In Spring: in Just—
 
[no recording of this song is available]