Poems of Life: 12 Poems by Judith G. Wolf for Countertenor, Cello and Orchestra

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EBM MR00435/ HL 295207

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Countertenor, Cello soli: 1.EH.1(d A Cl).0: Hp: Str
This piece, along with three others, earned the composer a Grammy for the 2018 Best Classical Compendium.  Composer's program note excerpt: Judith G. Wolf ’s expressive poems take us on a memorable journey through everyday life, the support of family and friends, the joy of love, and the pain of grief and loss. I was moved by her work to compose Poems of Life, an orchestral song cycle that sets to music twelve poems from Wolf ’s most recent volume of poetry, Otherwise. The poems weave a narrative of eternal love, the pain of loss through death, emotional transformation through grief, and spiritual enlightenment.  Prologue 1. Ethereal 2. Time Slips Away  Movement 1 3. Gary Died 4. Just Like That 5. Watching for Death 6. Face  Movement 2 7. Sisters 8. Forever Gone 9. The Retreat  Movement 3 10. The Dream  Epilogue 11. Conversation 12. Epiphany.  Orchestra accompaniment rental item, soli/ piano score, and individual cello part are all available separately from the publisher.