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Title:
Try me, good king : last words of the wives of Henry VIII ; for solo soprano and piano
Author:
Larsen, Libby.
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Uniform Title:
Try me, good king
Publication Information:
[London] : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 score (26 pages) ; 31 cm
General Note:
Includes biographical notes on the composer, program notes, and libretto.

Publisher's no.: Cat. no. 96.321.
Language:
English
Contents:
Katherine of Aragon -- Anne Boleyn -- Jane Seymour -- Anne of Cleves -- Katherine Howard.
ISBN:
9780193864184
Format :
Musical Score

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Summary

for soprano and piano
Try me, good King is a group of five songs drawn from the final letters and gallows speeches of the six wives of King Henry VIII. The cycle is a psychologically intense monodrama that presents technical challenges to both performers.


Author Notes

Libby Larsen (b. 24 December 1950, Wilmington, Delaware) is one of America's most prolific and most performed living composers. Her catalogue of over 200 works spans virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral and choral scores. Her music has been praised for its dynamic, deeply inspired, and vigorous contemporary American spirit. Constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists and orchestras around theworld, Libby Larsen has established a permanent place for her works in the concert repertory.