Recitative- Along the Field and Aria-The Aspen over stile and stone

Year of composition
Alfred Edward Housman
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Classical music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

This composition was for my A level (A2) music coursework, composition for voice (which I archived a B in) for solo voice and harpsichord. The exam board wanted to hear many influences and imitations within the composition. And after being given and excellent quote by Stravinsky 'A composer does not imitate, he steals.' This is a recitative and aria to be featured in a oratorio in a Baroque style. Look out for any musical quotes from other pieces of Bach, Handel and Purcell. Hope you enjoy it, leave a comment on any advise or anything if you don't mind! Thank you

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