Songs of Consonants for mezzo-soprano and piano (2001)

Year of composition
2001
Lyricist
Mark Feezell, Ph.D.
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
8 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

Songs of Consonants is dedicated to my maternal grandfather, an American soldier who died in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II, and to my grandmother who lived on without him. As the cycle progresses, the consonance of faith, expressed through the alliterative consonants of poetry, overcomes the dissonance of war and loss. In a sense, my grandparents followed the greater love of Jesus Christ by giving their lives and rights that others may live. May we all find such courage.

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