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Bamboo Cottage (print)


High voice and Guitar–10′

A song cycle for voice and guitar with translations of atmospheric Chinese poems and new poems by Doug Westendorp.

Listen to a performance by The Dream Songs Project, Alyssa Anderson, mezzo, and Joseph Spoelstra, guitar:

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Bamboo Cottage

Song cycle for voice and guitar (2011)

High voice, guitar
10′ duration
Text: Poems and translations from the Chinese by Doug Westendorp, from Bamboo Cottage
Premiere—2013, by The Dream Songs Project, Alyssa Anderson, mezzo, and Joseph Spoelstra, guitar
Voice range:

range c1-a2 for song cycle for high voice and guitar

  1. Vocalise
  2. Mountain Conversation, poem by Lee Bai (701-762)
  3. My Heart’s Tongue, poem by Doug Westendorp
  4. Bamboo Cottage, poem by Wang Wei (701-761)
  5. Indulgence (Doug Westendorp)
  6. End over End (Doug Westendorp)

Bamboo Cottage is the most recent of many works David Evan Thomas has written for soprano Karen Clift. Among his guitar works are Thrum, commissioned and recorded by the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, and a Sonata for Oboe and Guitar, commissioned and recorded by the Klemp/Kachian Duo, Thomas has been honored with two McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships, an Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and commissions from the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Born in Rochester, New York in 1958, Thomas studied at Northwestern University, Eastman School of Music, and with Dominick Argento at the University of Minnesota. His music is published by ECS, MorningStar, Augsburg Fortress and several other publishers. Thomas lives in Minneapolis.

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Weight 0.125 lbs


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