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Insect Songs (1985)

Composer
Year of composition
1985
Lyricist
Walt Whitman, Edward Sanford, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
15 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Program notes for Insect Songs (1985)

The clumsy but accurate title of this set of songs for voice and violin would be Three Insects and an Arachnid. But the titularly deprived spider keeps good company with the others as there is no single poetic theme to the songs but rather many gossamer threads, each linking to one other song, that gather together to create a web-like unity.

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