AUGUSTA READ THOMAS


Prairie Sketches I:

Diamonds on Orchid Velvet

for chamber ensemble, soprano, and children’s chorus. (2004)


Oblong folio (280 x 432 mm). Notated in black with various additional colors. Signed and dated by the composer at upper right corner.

Light smudges and water damage; some colours slightly faded; creased at vertical fold; minor creases to corners.

First performed in Chicago on January 9, 2005 by the Callisto Ensemble, Cliff Colnot conducting with Tony Arnold, soprano.

“Ms. Thomas once again demonstrates her knack for illuminating text with colorful, evocative gestures … In Prairie Sketches I, which includes harp and a chorus of three female voices, Ms. Thomas revels in the poet Suzann Zimmerman’s paean to a sweeping Kansas landscape with music by turns radiant and ethereal.” Steve Smith, The New York Times


Published by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, the firm has come to be recognized as one of the leading international antiquarian dealers in the specialities of Music and Dance.

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