Vox Femina

Dan Welcher

Performing Ensemble: Voice and Instrument
Publisher: Elkan-Vogel, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

"Vox Femina" is conceived as a ceremonial concert-piece, in that the soprano soloist must represent (in the beginning and ending) a lady troubadour, a proud black woman of Solomon?s time, a love-struck young girl, a religiously transported visionary, a dramatic narrator of a violent scene from the Bible, and a coy contemporary American woman, teasing with her poetry. The soprano should strive to fit all of these personae into her own character without trying to change her voice from its natural state. There is a common them, both musical and poetic, running through the cycle; one of the timelessness of the emotions expressed here, and their relevance throughout history.

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Additional Information

Composition Date 1984
Duration 25:00
Orchestration Soprano; Picc. Fl. Cl. Pno. Vln. Vcl.


1 Troubadour Song
2 Yes, I am black
3 Interlude (instrumental)
4 He is more
5 Two Poems by St. Theresa of Avila
6 Lot?s Wife
7 Words to an Organ Grinder?s Music
8 Troubadour Song