Two Songs on Poems of Anthony Hecht

Lowell Liebermann (composer), Anthony Hecht (author)


  • Baritone
  • Piano
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Made available from composer's original edition
Lowell Liebermann illuminates the imagery and ethos of Anthony Hecht’s poetry with subtle imagination and powerful emotional force in these sharply contrasting songs for baritone and piano. “The Darkness and the Light Are Both Alike to Thee” is a luminous musical trance reminiscent of the impressionists, while “Tarantula, or The Dance of Death” drives without tiring, requiring the utmost strength and skill from both performers to achieve is bold and haunting evocations. Performable individually or as a pair, these songs make a dramatic and impressive addition to any recital.
SKU: 111-40296
Duration: 7:00
Commission Notice: Commissioned by the West Chester Poetry Conference in Celebration of Anthony Hecht’s 80th Birthday.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 16
UPC: 6-80160-68738-1
1. "The Darkness and the Light Are Both Alike to Thee"
2. Tarantula or The Dance of Death
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