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Cowboy Songs (Downloadable)

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By Libby Larsen

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

Item Number: MQ.4255-E


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

Bucking Bronco
Lift Me Into Heaven Slowly
Billy the Kid
Duration: c. 7:00

Listen to a recording as performed by Mary Kay Geston, soprano, and the Northwestern College Orchestra, David Kozamchak, conductor.

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