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Spirit Songs: For Viola & Piano

By John Goertzen

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Piano, Viola
Composed by John Goertzen. Contemporary Classical, Repertoire, Celtic. 11 pages. Published by Bryn Glas Publishing (S0.62437).

Item Number: S0.62437

I originally intended this piece to be for solo voice and piano as a collection of art songs. I composed them at different times, though all except Counting the Goats were composed in Denver, Colorado between 2012 and 2014. I used poetry from World War I Welsh poets Hedd Wyn (pictured on cover) and Edward Thomas as a sort of exercise, a shout out to my Welsh heritage and as a support to all troops deployed who never returned. Intended as a pretty set of medium-easy level songs this cycle is not so much a setting of those poems as a musical reaction to them. Hedd Wyn and Edward Thomas were both killed in action in France, 1917. This cycle still stands to remind all the cost of war. I Touch of Rain 1’54”II Counting the Goats 2’III Oh Where is My True Love? 1’26”IV The Dark Forest 1’42”Total Performance Time 7’.

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