JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

ROOSTERS

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.

Text
Roosters

Vocal Range : Soprano
D 4  :  B 5

Duration
23′ 00″

Vocal Tessitura : Soprano
G 4  :  E 5

Vocal Range : Mezzo-Soprano
B-flat 3  :  A-flat 5

Vocal Tessitura : Mezzo-Soprano
F 4  :  D 5

Commission
Feminine Musique
New York, NY

First Performance
January 19, 2018
Hartt School of Music
West Hartford, Connecticut

Year of Composition
2016

First Performers
Korliss Uecker, soprano
Tammy Hensrud, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Oldfather, piano

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

Roosters