A DOME OF MANY-COLOURED GLASS

for tenor and piano

Duration:

20 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

tenor and piano

Year Composed:  

2000

 

Poems By:

Amy Lowell

Poems Included:

1. The Painted Ceiling   
2. The Traut  
3. The Crescent Moon   
4. Climbing   
5. The Pleiades

Language:

English

Written For:

Joe Dan Harper and Anne Kissel Harper

Commissioned By:

The Florestan Recital Project with
grant from the St. Botolph Club

 

Premiere Performance:

3 May, 2003
Boston, MA, United States
Joe Dan Harper, tenor
Anne Kissel Harper, piano

Program Notes:

Amy Lowell’s  verses for children brought up many flashbacks from my childhood – a period of exploring, discovering and achieving little victories which we as adults take for granted. My approach, while composing the songs was to shift constantly between the way a child and an adult would view the given situation. The music tries to portray the psychological state of the poems’ hero and sometimes uses an over-dramatic statement, just like a kid would experience the situation. Sometimes on the other hand, things are softened, as viewed through the glasses of an adult. A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass was commissioned by Joe Dan Harper and Anne Kissel Harper and was made possible by a grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.

 

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