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Cowboy Songs

By Libby Larsen

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Soprano voice solo and piano or orchestra - Moderately Easy
Composed by Libby Larsen (1950-). 21st Century. Secular, 21st century. 14 pages. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers - Digital Sheet Music (MQ.4255-E).

Item Number: MQ.4255-E

English.

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 Bronco
Lift Me Into Heaven Slowly
Billy 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.

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