JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

WINTER WINDOWS

7 Songs for Baritone and Piano
on poems by Walter de la Mare, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Percy Byssche Shelley

Publisher
E. C. Schirmer Music Company

Catalog Number
8595

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Description
“Winter Windows” is a cycle of songs that each offer a “window” into a different wintry scene. There is, of course, a snow-man, and there are snowflakes and fields piled high in snow drifts, but the piece also reflects the darkness of winter in the loneliness of a bird calling out in the wintry darkness, a gentle lullaby lovingly watching over a babe in the dark of a winter night, and the welcome warmth of a fireside after a day of work out in the winter woods.

Texts
1 – Winter Night  (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
2 – The Snowflake  (Walter de la Mare)
3 – A Song  (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
4 – The Snow-Man  (Walter de la Mare)
5 – Lully  (Walter de la Mare)
6 – Winter Evening  (Walter de la Mare)
7 – Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening  (Robert Frost)

Year of Composition
1989

Duration
18 minutes

Commission
Schubert Club
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dedication
Harold Burton Hall

First Performance
February 2, 1990
 
McKnight Theatre
Saint Paul, Minnesota
 
David Malis, baritone
Heather MacLaughlin, piano

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David Malis, baritone
Heather MacLaughlin, piano

Winter Night

The Snowflake

A Song

The Snow-Man

Lully

Winter Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening