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Four Songs: No. 1. For Poulenc

By Ned Rorem

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Medium/high voice, piano - Early Intermediate
Composed by Ned Rorem (1923-). Vocal Anthology/Vocal Solo. Secular, 20th Century. 4 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.138).

Item Number: EC.138

English. Text: Frank O'Hara.

The first of Rorem's Four Songs "For Poulenc" uses deliberate, mild dissonances to create a melancholy effect. As such, the singer is allowed to move the vocal line over a relatively sparse accompaniment.

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