The composer's note and the audio clip are made possible through a collaboration between the Hampsong Foundation and SongFest. In this audio clip, the performers are Anne Jennifer Nash, soprano, and Matthew Brower, piano, and the performance took place at Pepperdine University at SongFest The cycle was commissioned by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker for soprano Jennifer Check. Its base is the poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Oliver , whose three poems are reflections about nature. My goal in all settings is the primacy of the text. This means that meters shift constantly to follow the natural rhythms of the poem, melodies are structured to emphasize the most important words in a phrase, tempos are flexible and harmonies change to color the emotional content. In this way, every word in every poem is bound inextricably to the music. Dear friends, Thank you for helping us build a comprehensive online archive of American song.
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A poem by Mary Oliver , one of our favorite poets. I was standing under a tree with happy leaves, and I was myself, and there were stars in the sky that were also themselves at the moment my right hand was holding my left hand which was holding the tree which was filled with stars and the soft rain— imagine! If you enj…. Over the weekend we invited you to go on an adventure and create a treasure map. This week, try and bring that activity…. If you try as a family: Have one person create a treasure map. Moon Waning Our moon is connected with the earth in so many ways — the moon creates our tides in the ocean, birds use the….
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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. The sky cleared. I was standing under a tree. The tree was a tree with happy leaves, and I was myself, and there were stars in the sky that were also themselves at the moment at which moment my right hand was holding my left hand which was holding the tree which was filled with stars and the soft rain — imagine!
January is the mark of a new year, the month of resolutions, new beginnings, potential, and possibility. Here in Atlanta, gray, gloomy skies and a fairly constant, cold rain characterized January. These overcast, winter days have the potential of lowering the spirits and clouding the possibilities promised by the start of the New Year. These are the kinds of days that take the zing out of resolutions and dampen the drive to change.