Emily, The Way You Are
for voice, oboe, piano and percussion; on a text by Di Brandt

Jana Skarecky
Composer
Jana Skarecky
Composition Date: 2006
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified voice
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Programme Note:
Four years after Di [Brant, librettist] and I first talked about collaborating on an opera about Emily Carr, we are very happy today to present the premiere performance of Emily, the Way You Are. We have been deeply touched and inspired by Emily Carr’s art, writing, and life, her strength and tenacity in the face of obstacles, and her devotion to that which can only be fleetingly caught by the artist in a moment of grace. We would like to dedicate this performance to Emily, who gave it birth, and to my mother Gina Skarecky who just passed away after battling cancer – both women who lived their lives to the fullest, with great determination and courage.
II. The Sisters
Emily grew up in a very Victorian society (appropriately enough in Victoria, B.C.). What she wants to do is not considered suitable for a woman. Her sisters, their friends, the spectre of her father, all contribute to the “voices” of disapproval and discouragement. “What will people say?”

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1251 S626em
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • November 21, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (165 p.) ;
    165 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Text by Di Brandt


    1. Wild Woman
    2. The sisters
    3. Willie the Suitor
    4. The Artist
    5. Raven at Cumshewa
    6. Native Voices
    7. Critical Voices - The Curator
    8. The Group of Seven
    9. Woo
    10. War and Peace
    11. Finale
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