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Songs of Desire, Love, and Loss

for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble

By James Matheson

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Chamber Clarinet, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Marimba, Flute, Glockenspiel, Finger Cymbals, Vibraphone
For Soprano and Chamber Ensemble. Composed by James Matheson. This edition: score. The world premiere was given at Carnegie Hall, New York City, on October 10, 2004. Contemporary. Score. With Standard notation. Composed August 29 2004. 60 pages. Duration 18 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #111-40259S. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.11140259S).

Item Number: PR.11140259S

9x12 inches. Text: Alan Dugan. Alan Dugan. Poems Seven, (c)Alan Dugan, published by Seven Stories Press, New York.

The poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Alan Dugan struck a chord with Matheson, who notes a certain contradiction in the poems and in his own writings - an emotional directness combined with complexity. Matheson chose seven Dugan poems, which span decades, in answering a 2004 commission by Carnegie Hall through the Weill Music Institute, and also chose the Pierrot ensemble to convey his impressions.

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