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Two Songs of Sound and Music

Composer
Lyricist
Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Christina Rossetti
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
6 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Duet
Instrumental parts

Two songs of Sound and Music is for soprano and marimba and was written in 2014. Its duration is nearly six and a half minutes.

Words are taken from a set of poems about musical sounds. The first is a setting of ‘Perplexed Music’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning where the musical symbolisms are a metaphor for life’s experiences. The marimba player is also asked to play wind-chimes in this song.

The second song is a setting of ‘Tune Me’ by Christina Rossetti which asks God for us to unite and live in one harmony; to flee the flesh and tune into Him.

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