JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

UPON THIS SUMMER’S DAY

3 Songs for Soprano and Piano
on poems by Emily Dickinson

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8645

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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 “Upon This Summer’s Day”. 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 – Perhaps you’d like to buy a flower?
2 – Apparently with no surprise
3 – When roses cease to bloom, dear

Year of Composition
2009

Duration
6 minutes

Dedication
Cherie Caluda

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

Perhaps you’d like to buy a flower?

Apparently with no surprise

When roses cease to bloom, dear