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for Soprano, Cello & Piano

By Andre Previn

Cello, Soprano, Piano Accompaniment
For Soprano, Cello & Piano. Composed by Andre Previn. Music Sales America. 20th Century. 26 pages. Chester Music #CH61089. Published by Chester Music (HL.14026218).

Item Number: HL.14026218

ISBN 0711952248. 20th Century. 9x12 inches.

Score and Parts. Scored for soprano, cello and piano, set to text by Toni Morrison. First performance New York 1994.

  • Mercy 
  • Shelter 
  • Stones 
  • The Lacemaker 

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  • January 21, 2008 Substantial set from important American composer

    Previn wrote these songs for Yo-Yo Ma and the soprano Sylvia McNair, hence the unusual combination. The Toni Morrison poems are beautiful and the settings by and large do them justice. The music is tonal but not easy to play rhythmically accurately or in tune. Interpretive problems include the...

    fact that three out of the four songs are slow in tempo. A significant but not easy collection.

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