JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

THE POET’S CALENDAR

12 Songs for Tenor and Piano
on poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8579

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Description
“The Poet’s Calendar” is based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s set of 12 poems of the same name, in which each song describes a month of the calendar year. Longfellow invokes vivid imagery from nature, touches upon human activity during various times of the year, makes plentiful use of Greek and Roman mythology, and alludes to historical persons in describing the distinctive feelings each month brings.

Texts
1 – January
2 – February
3 – March
4 – April
5 – May
6 – June
7 – July
8 – August
9 – September
10 – October
11 – November
12 – December

Year of Composition
1999

Duration
24 minutes

Dedication
Dominick Argento

First Performance
May 16, 2000
 
Eno Memorial Hall
Simsbury, Connecticut
 
Christopher Walker, tenor
Juliana Hall, piano

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Christopher Walker, tenor
Juliana Hall, piano

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December