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  • Three Poems by Elinor Wylie (2014) two sopranos, guitar + bassoon

    Score available at http://stores.imaginemusicpublishing.com/three-poems-by-elinor-wylie/Score Available

     

    These three poems by Elinor Wylie (1885-1928) can be found in her book “Nets to Catch the Wind”. This set, which was premiered September 5th, 2014 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco, was written specifically for Amy Foote, Danielle(Reutter-Harrah) Sampson, Adam Cockerham, and Alexis Luque.

     

    The Eagle and the MoleAlexisLuque
    Avoid the reeking herd,
    Shun the polluted flock,
    Live like that stoic bird,
    The eagle of the rock.

    The huddled warmth of crowds
    Begets and fosters hate;
    He keeps above the clouds
    His cliff inviolate.

    When flocks are folded warm,
    And herds to shelter run,
    He sails above the storm,
    He stares into the sun.

    If in the eagle’s track
    Your sinews cannot leap,
    Avoid the lathered pack,
    Turn from the steaming sheep.Jarring Sounds_0.eventdetail

    If you would keep your soul
    From spotted sight or sound,
    Live like the velvet mole:
    Go burrow underground.

    And there hold intercourse
    With roots of trees and stones,
    With rivers at their source,
    And disembodied bones.

    Atavism
    I was always afraid of Somes’s Pond:
    Not the little pond, by which the willow stands,
    Where laughing boys catch alewives in their hands
    In brown, bright shallows; but the one beyond.
    There, where the frost makes all the birches burn
    Yellow as cow-lilies, and the pale sky shines
    Like a polished shell between black spruce and pines,
    Some strange thing tracks us, turning where we turn.

    You’ll say I dreamed it, being the true daughter
    Of those who in old times endured this dread.
    Look! Where the lily-stems are showing red
    A silent paddle moves below the water,
    A sliding shape has stirred them like a breath;
    Tall plumes surmount a painted mask of death.

    Village Mystery (excerpt)
    I saw the dead girl cringe and whine,
    And cower in the weeping air–
    But, oh, she was no kin of mine,
    And so I did not care!

     

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  • Maple (2011) flute, viola + guitar

    “Maple” is directly influenced and inspired by Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag”. At first his influence is held back and made to keep its distance. Then in the second movement, there is endless and obsessive fascination with his brilliant small riffs and harmonies. Finally, the third movement all out steals.

    Premiered:
    Joshua Romatowski, flute; Kristin Zimmerman, viola; Grant Ferris, guitar
    San Francisco, California on April 20, 2012

     

    Score No Longer Available

     

     

     

     

     

  • Zephyr Falling (2010) solo guitar

    Zephyr Falling is a miniature delicate world with revolution in the air.  It has been written for, and dedicated to, the premiering guitarist Grant Ferris.

    Live recording San Francisco Conservatory, Dec 9, 2010
    Guitar Project “Double Speak” Concert

  • Unforgiven (2009) easy guitar

    Unforgiven-Hovatter

    Easy Guitar

    Written for and premiered by Francesco Graziano on

    June 25, 2009

     

    Score Available

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    USD $3

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