JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

ONE ART

4 Songs for Mezzo Soprano and Cello
on poems by Elizabeth Bishop

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8588

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Description
“One Art” sets the colorful and witty poetry of American poet Elizabeth Bishop for mezzo-soprano voice with cello. The cello gives this song cycle a unique flavor that brings Bishop’s words alive with a huge variety of pizzicato and bowed effects that provide vivid commentary on the lyrical lines sung by the mezzo-soprano.

Texts
1 – Imber Nocturnus
2 – A Word with You
3 – One Art
4 – The Wave

Year of Composition
2003

Duration
27 minutes

Dedication
In memory of Leon Kirchner.

First Performance
September 12, 2004
 
Ethel Walker School Chapel
Simsbury, CT
 
Amy Champagne, mezzo soprano
Eric Dahlin, cello

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Amy Champagne, mezzo soprano
Eric Dahlin, cello

Imber Nocturnus

A Word with You

One Art

The Wave