for soprano and percussion (2006)
and also an arrangement
for soprano and piano
premiere at Symphony Space, New York City, Feb. 2006
Three Elegies was written for the soprano/percussion ensemble, Aurora Borealis Duo, comprised of Tiffany DuMouchelle and Stephen Solook. The first movement, ‚ÄúI Died for Beauty‚Äù (Emily Dickinson) is for snare, cymbal, and bass drum. Second is ‚ÄúTichborne’s Elegy‚Äù (Chidiock Tichborne) for marimba. The third movement is ‚ÄúExile (After the Chinese)‚Äù (Hart Crane) for vibraphone. The sequence of songs cover death, reflection, and acceptance.
As a practical matter, I composed an arrangement for soprano and piano.
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