December Songs (Commissioned in Honor of Carnegie Hall's Centennial Season). By Maury Yeston. For Piano, Vocal. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook. 20th Century. Difficulty: medium-difficult. Collection. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics and introductory text. 88 pages. Published by Cherry Lane Music (HL.2500334).
ISBN 1575604299. With vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics and introductory text. 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
Now back in print, this book matches the work commissioned for Andrea Marcovicci by the Carnegie Hall Corporation in honor of Carnegie Hall's Centennial Season. The premier was given in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 16, 1991. It is a song cycle in the American cabaret tradition, written in reaction to Schubert's Die Winterreise (a woman struggles to get over a devastating love affair). The songbook also features complete lyrics and a separate lyric section, notes on December Songs by Bernard Jacobson, and a bio of composer Maury Yeston.