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Title:
Songfest : a cycle of American poems for six singers and orchestra
Author:
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
Uniform Title:
Songfest. Vocal score. English
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Amberson Enterprises ; [New York] : Boosey & Hawkes, [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
score (82 pages) ; 31 cm
General Note:
The third song is in Spanish.

Program notes by J. Gottlieb, and texts of the songs: p. [iii-vii]

Duration: 40 min., 30 sec.
Language:
English
Contents:
Opening hymn: To the poem (F. 0'Hara)--Three solos: The pennycandystore beyond the el (L. Ferlinghetti). A Julia de Burgos (J. de Burgos). To what you said... (W. Whitman)--Three ensembles: Duet: I, too, sing America (L. Hughes). Okay "Negroes" (J. Jordan). Trio: To my dear and loving husband (A. Bradstreet). Duet: Storyette H. M. (G. Stein)--Sextet: If you can't eat you got to (E. E. Cummings)--Three solos: Music I heard with you (C. Aiken). Zizi's lament (G. Corso). Sonnet: What lips my lips have kissed... (E. St. Vincent Millay)--Closing hymn: Israfel (E. A. Poe)
Format :
Musical Score