A decade
(Songs of Myself #2); for medium voice, viola, harp and synthesizer (or other keyboard instrument)

Ronald Hannah
Ronald Hannah
Composition Date: 1979
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, , Keyboard / Plectral String / String Bowed


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Synthesizer
  • 1 x Medium voice
  • 1 x Viola
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Unspecified keyboard
  • 1 x Medium voice
  • 1 x Viola
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Programme Note:
"Songs of Myself" is a cycle (of which "A Decade" is #2) that will be a work in progress until the day I die. Every so often a poem appears that simply must be set to music: it is too perfect, too much a reflection of what I am and what I believe. It must be set without regard to performance possiblities or any other consideration - what I hear must be set. Amy Lowell's poetry is among the most evocative I have ever found. The sheer sensuality of this little poem is overpowering and its sentiment is eternal. The score specifies "synthesizer or other keyboard". Originally I had worked out a pleasant voice on a Yamaha DX7 synth, and had a printout of the settings - but now I cannot find it. It was a sweet, slightly persistent, organ/voice/woodwind sound if that helps. If I ever find it I will post it here. In the meantime any keyboard instrument will do.


  • Call Number:
  • MV 1207 H243dec
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, , Keyboard / Plectral String / String Bowed
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 8, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (12 p.) + 2 parts ((5) p.) ;
    12 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 5
  • Additional Information:
  • Medium voice, Viola, Harp, Synthesizer (or other keyboard instrument)
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