JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

LOVESTARS

5 Songs for Soprano, Cello, and Piano
on poems by E. E. Cummings

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8585

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Description
“Lovestars” is a set of five love songs on the poetry of E. E. Cummings, which is at once celebratory of both the spiritual – “love is the every only god” – and physical – “home means that/when the certainly/roof leaks it/’s our(home” – realms that are part of our common human experience of romantic love.

Texts
1 – love is the every only god
2 – if the Lovestar grows most big
3 – here’s a little mouse)and
4 – home means that
5 – being to timelessness as it’s to time,

Year of Composition
1989

Duration
9 minutes

Commission
Women Composers Orchestra
Baltimore, Maryland

Dedication
Pamela Jordan Schiffer

First Performance
March 27, 1993
 
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Pamela Jordan Schiffer, soprano
Lori Barnet, cello
Mark Markham, piano

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Pamela Jordan Schiffer, soprano
Lori Barnet, cello
Mark Markham, piano

love is the every only god

if the Lovestar grows most big

here’s a little mouse)and

home means that

being to timelessness as it’s to time,

Live Performance

ENSEMBLE FOR THESE TIMES
Nanette McGuinness, soprano
Anne Lerner-Wright, cello
Dale Tsang, piano

Lovestars