JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

PEACOCK PIE

20 Songs for Tenor and Piano
on poems by Walter de la Mare

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8589

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Description

PEACOCK PIE is a collection of 20 short songs based on Walter de la Mare’s book of childrens’ poetry first published in 1913. This is a song cycle of boys in childhood, fancifully portraying the pets, school experiences, tales of knights and horsemen, long summer days, and life’s lessons learned while growing up – told with humor, affection, imagination, and courage.

Texts
1 – The Horseman
2 – The Bandog
3 – The Sea Boy
4 – Jim Jay
5 – Cake and Sack
6 – The Huntsman
7 – Tired Tim
8 – The Dunce
9 – Poor Henry
10 – The Quartette
11 – Full Moon
12 – Summer Evening
13 – Five Eyes
14 – The Ruin
15 – All But Blind
16 – Will Ever?
17 – The Penny Owing
18 – The Horseman
19 – The Song of the Mad Prince
20 – The Song of ‘Finis’

Year of Composition
1992

Duration
26 minutes

Dedication
Jessica, Nicholas, and Brennan Hall

First Performance
May 14, 1995
 
Yale University
New Haven, CT
 
Christopher Walker, tenor
Juliana Hall, piano

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Christopher Walker, tenor
Juliana Hall, piano

The Horseman

The Bandog

The Sea Boy

Jim Jay

Cake and Sack

The Huntsman

Tired Tim

The Dunce

Poor Henry

The Quartette

Full Moon

Summer Evening

Five Eyes

The Ruin

All But Blind

Will Ever?

The Penny Owing

The Horseman

The Song of the Mad Prince

The Song of ‘Finis’