JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

TO MEET A FLOWER

3 Songs for Soprano and Piano
on poems by Emily Dickinson

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8644

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Description
Emily Dickinson loved writing about nature and wrote many poems about flowers, three of which are celebrated in the song cycle “To Meet A Flower”. Flowers of various descriptions and personalities are included in this collection, one of two song cycles in which I’ve set her flower poems to music.

Texts
1 – “Whose are the little beds,” I asked
2 – God made a little gentian
3 – The daisy follows soft the sun

Year of Composition
2009

Duration
12 minutes

Dedication
Nadine Benjamin

First Performance
November 10, 2016
 
London Festival of American Music
The Warehouse, Waterloo
London, England
 
Nadine Benjamin, soprano
Susanna Stranders, piano

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Nadine Benjamin, soprano
Susanna Stranders, piano

“Whose are the little beds,” I asked

God made a little gentian

The daisy follows soft the sun