Where the Heart is Pure

for Mezzo-soprano and Chamber Orchestra

Peter Scott Lewis

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Performing Ensemble: Voice and Instrument
Text: Robert Sund
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Where the Heart Is Pure was completed on December 8, 1993, and is based on three poems by the distinguished Northwest poet, Robert Sund (1929-2001).

The score is dedicated to Robert, who was a dear friend for over 25 years. It depicts a jounrey out to see him at the mouth of the Skagit River, in Washington State, where for many years he lived in a wonderfully converted net shack over the water next to Bald Island.

Where the Heart Is Pure was premiered by Stephanie Friendman, mezzo-soprano, Laurent Pillot, conductor, and the principal players of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra on June 25, 1995. It was then recorded for a CD devoted to my music on June 29th, and is the title composition of that recording. New Albion Records was the producer, with the assistance of a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The international release date was September 1, 1996. There are now plans to record the duo version.

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Additional Information

Composition Date 1993
Duration 00:16:00
Orchestration Solo Mezzo-sop.; 1 1(E.H.) 1(B.Cl) 0 - 0 0 0 0; Str.
Premiere June 25th, 1995. Stephanie Friendman, mezzo-soprano, Laurent Pillot, conductor, principal players of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, CA.

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