Three Poems on Writing
Song cycle for soprano, cello, and piano

Composition Date: 2014
Duration: 00:08:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, , Keyboard / String Bowed

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Soprano
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Poetry and music reside in different domains and it can be difficult to find a text that easily combines them into what we call art song. Amanda Jernigan's poetry challenges our understanding, but her profound referencing of literature and thought across cultures and epochs is something that I care about very much myself. In Advice the words guide the music from quite chaotic sea sounds into safe-harbour with a sea chanty. In Counting Rhyme I borrowed the poetry's longing and timefulness. I have always valued the poem On Modern Verse and it seems the perfect vehicle for a short musical argument between the virtues of chaos and formal reason.

Premiere Information:
1 June 2014, the Registry Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario
Caroline Déry; soprano, Shane Neil; cello, Michael Purves-Smith; piano
Amanada Jernigan; poetry reading


CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1205 P993th
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, , Keyboard / String Bowed
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 15, 2016
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (22 p.) ;
    22 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 7
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Music by Michael Purves-Smith
    Text by Amanda Jernigan

    I. Advice -- II. Counting Rhyme After Catullus -- III. On Modern Verse
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