Soprano voice and piano - Early Intermediate
Composed by Libby Larsen (1950-). Vocal Anthology/Vocal Solo. 20th Century. Collection. 15 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.4255).
Item Number: EC.4255
ISBN 600313456732. 9x12 inches. English. Text: Various.
The Cowboy Songs are three character songs. Two of the texts are drawn from cowboy/girl poetry, "Bucking Bronco" with a text by Belle Starr and "Billy the Kid" with an anonymous text. The third, "Lift me into Heaven Slowly" is the retitled "Sufi Sam Christian" of American poet Robert Creeley.
I wrote these songs for Jeannie Brindley Barnett to sing for a concert in 1979. The three poems made a nice set, suggesting a narrative without specifying one, giving me the opportunity to begin working with American English as a source of musical syntax and shape.- Libby Larsen
Contents: Bucking BroncoLift Me Into Heaven SlowlyBilly the Kid
Duration: c. 7:00
Click here to hear a recording as performed by Mary Kay Geston, soprano, and the Northwestern College Orchestra, David Kozamchak, conductor.
Orchestra instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, 2 Clarinets in B-flat, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, 4 Horns in F, Trumpet in B-flat, Trombone, Timpani, Tambourine, Strings.