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Sun Songs

3 micro-operas for voice and percussion (2006)


1 leaf. Oblong folio (11″ x 17″, ca. 280 x 432 mm). On light card stock. Signed by composer at lower right corner.

Sun Songs was commissioned by the School of Music at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

“Composing for voice is my first passion in life … For me, the human voice (possibly the most subtle, complex, and fragile yet forceful, flexible, seductive, and persuasive carrier of musical ideas and meanings) has always been an inspiration for and influence upon my entire musical thinking … Emily Dickinson’s poems are intensely personal, intellectual, introspective, and offer a meditation on life, death, and poetic creation; her poems share a close observation of nature as well as consideration of religious and philo-sophical issues.” The composer’s program note.


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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