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Another Sleep

Nineteen Songs for Medium Voice and Piano

By Ned Rorem

Piano, Voice
Nineteen Songs for Medium Voice and Piano. Composed by Ned Rorem (1923-). Boosey & Hawkes Voice. Classical. Softcover. 88 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051933730. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48019275).

Item Number: HL.48019275

9x12 inches.

This moving group of songs set to 14 writers is a memorial to the composer's long-time companion. In the composer's words: The overall theme stresses nostalgia and loss, but also frustration and anger, and finally renewal, albeit renewal through defiance of death. Premiered at Alice Tully Hall in 2002 by baritone Kurt Ollmann and pianist Scott Dunn.

Contents: I: 1. Paradise Lost • Mongolian Idiot • The Bed • The Man With Night Sweats • Memory Unsettled • A Youth in Apparel That Glittered • Waiting for the Barbarians • II: Remembrance of Things Past • Hearing Music at His Mother's Funeral • He Walks Beneath the Stars • At North Farm • This Room • I Loved You, Atthis • III: Of the Scythians • Night • The Suicide • Death Stands Above Me • Despairing To Be Happy Any More • The Waves.

  • The Bed 
  • Remembrance of Things Past 
  • Night 
  • Memory Unsettled 
  • Suicide 
  • I Loved You  
  • A Youth in Apparel That Glittered 
  • At North Farm 
  • Death Stands Above Me 
  • Despairing To Be Happy Any More 
  • He Walks Beneath the Stars 
  • Hearing Music at His Mother's Funeral 
  • Mongolian Idiot 
  • Of the Scythians 
  • Paradise Lost 
  • The Man With Night Sweats 
  • The Waves 
  • This Room 
  • Waiting for the Barbarians 

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  • December 19, 2007 Heartbreaking and interesting

    Ned Rorem is arguably the greatest serious song writer of our time. His music illuminates the words he chooses. And the words he chooses are worth knowing. This song cycle of love and loss transcends time.

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