Emily Dickinson Songs

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These settings of six of Emily Dickinson's poems are for high voice (probably female) and piano. Like much of her work, they are concerned with themes of death and resurrection - starting in darkness and mourning and moving towards hope. The style of the music is intended to suggest the effect of Victorian parlour songs refracted through an old cracked mirror or grainy photograph. The lyrics can be seen in full at: http://mysite.freeserve.com/thecollection/dickinson.htm

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Year of composition
Emily Dickonson
Difficult (Grades 7+)
13 minutes
Voice + keyboard
Modern classical music

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