Crossing — Matthew Aucoin [Opera]

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[cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text]Excerpt from the Boston Globe | Link to Source “Crossing” takes its name and its first line — “What is it, then, between us?” — from Whitman’s poem “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” in which Whitman is asking about both what comes between us and …

Shiloh, A Requiem — John M. Tarrh [Audio, Score]

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[cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text] Collected from Tarrh.com | Link to Source From the artist’s website: The premiere of my new piece for orchestra titled Shiloh, a Requiem was a big success. Commissioned by the New Philharmonia Orchestra for the celebration of their 20th season, it was …

Shiloh – Michael Rickelton [Audio, Score]

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[cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text] Song of America Project from the Library of Congress | Link to Source Melville’s “Shiloh: A Requiem” depicts one of the bloodiest battles in the history of American warfare. Fought near Pittsburg Landing in southern Tennessee, the two-day battle (April …

Battle Pieces — Warren M. Swenson [Album]

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[cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text] Available at AllMusic | Link to Source Battle Pieces (A Song Cycle to the Civil War Poetry of Herman Melville), for voice & piano 1 The Portent George Shirley 0:44 2 Misgivings George Shirley 2:58 3 The March into Virginia …

War and Reconciliation – Theodore Morrison [Sheet Music]

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[cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text]from theodoremorrisonmusic.com BIOGRAPHY Theodore Morrison began composing at the age of forty-two, more than twenty years after he was well established as a conductor specializing in large works for voices and orchestra, as well as music for chamber orchestra. Over the …

Dooryard Bloom – Jennifer Higdon

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[cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text] 2005 from NPR | Link to Source Jennifer Higdon’s Dooryard Bloom derives its title from Walt Whitman’s poem (also set for soloists, chorus and orchestra in the 1940s by Paul Hindemith). Her work was commissioned by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, which gave …

Look Down Fair Moon – Ned Rorem

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[cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text] Song of America Project from the Library of Congress | Link to Source “Look Down, Fair Moon” is Ned Rorem’s musical portrait of Walt Whitman’s poem, which was included in a collection entitled Drum-Taps, a sequence of 43 poems about …

William H. Neidlinger — Memories of Lincoln [Audio]

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[cs_section style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; “][cs_row style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” inner_container=”true”][cs_column style=”padding: 0px; ” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text] Song of America Project from the Library of Congress | Link to Source While most of William Harold Neidlinger’s solo songs hearken from a time gone by for modern concert audiences, his “Memories of Lincoln,” a setting of selections from …