JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

ROOSTERS

Setting for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, and Piano
of the poem by Elizabeth Bishop

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8592

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Description
ROOSTERS is a large, single-movement setting of the poem by Elizabeth Bishop. On the surface, this 1941 poem is about roosters. More specifically, roosters in Key West, where the poet spent a decade. But the sub-texts could not be any more appropriate in terms of current events: they touch on militarism, gender roles, forgiveness, and waking up to reality. The 44 stanzas are set for two singers and piano. A sweeping and engaging work which exhibits drama, humor, and variety.

Texts
Roosters

Year of Composition
2016

Duration
23 minutes

Commission
Feminine Musique
New York, NY

Dedication
Tammy Hensrud and Korliss Uecker

First Performance
January 19, 2018
 
Hartt School of Music
West Hartford, Connecticut
 
Korliss Uecker, soprano
Tammy Hensrud, mezzo soprano
Christopher Oldfather, piano

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Korliss Uecker, soprano
Tammy Hensrud, mezzo soprano
Christopher Oldfather, piano