JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

LETTERS FROM EDNA

8 Songs for Mezzo Soprano and Piano
on letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8587

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Description
“Letters from Edna” presents eight letters sent by the great American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay to members of her family, friends, and business associates. The letters describe the people Millay met, the places she went, and the experiences she had with great enthusiasm and energy. Her touching accounts of friendship, and her final loving testament to her mother, are expressed with her characteristic wit and tenderness.

Texts
1 – To Mr. Ficke and Mr. Bynner (December 5, 1912)
2 – To Arthur Davison Ficke (February 9, 1913)
3 – To Anne Gardner Lynch (December 23, 1921)
4 – To Harriet Monroe (March 1, 1918)
5 – To Norma Millay (May 25, 1921)
6 – To Arthur Davison Ficke (July 9, 1943)
7 – To Arthur Davison Ficke (October 24, 1930)
8 – To Mother (June 15, 1921)

Year of Composition
1993

Duration
18 minutes

Dedication
Katherine Eberle

First Performance
May 14, 1995
 
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
 
Katherine Eberle, mezzo soprano
Juliana Hall, piano

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Katherine Eberle, mezzo soprano
Juliana Hall, piano

To Mr. Ficke and Mr. Bynner (December 5, 1912)

To Arthur Davison Ficke (February 9, 1913)

To Anne Gardner Lynch (December 23, 1921)

To Harriet Monroe (March 1, 1918)

To Norma Millay (May 25, 1921)

To Arthur Davison Ficke (July 9, 1943)

To Arthur Davison Ficke (October 24, 1930)

To Mother (June 15, 1921)