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Cowboy Songs

By Libby Larsen

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Soprano voice and piano (Orchestra: Flute, Oboe, 2 Clarinets in B-flat, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, 4 Horns in F, Trumpet in B-flat, Trombone, Timpani, Tambourine, Strings) - Early Intermediate
Composed by Libby Larsen (1950-). Vocal Anthology/Vocal Solo. 20th Century. Vocal score. 15 pages. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #4255. 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

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.

  • 1. Bucking Bronco 
  • 2. Lift Me into Heaven Slowly 
  • 3. Billy the Kid 

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