Songs of Love and Remembrance


"[T]he music exude[s], variously, charm, dignity, respect, grace, and reverence."

- Classical Voice
of North Carolina

Songs of Love and Remembrance is a set of four songs for soprano or tenor, violin, and piano or harpsichord on texts by Moore, Millay, and Yeats. This composition earned Third Prize in the chamber music category of the 2012 Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition. Composed for Bourbon Baroque (Meagan Brus, soprano; Nicolas Fortin, violin; John Austin Clark, harpsichord), that group gave the world premiere of this work at the finals of the competition 23 March 2012 at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

This work was later performed by Aliénor on 5 February 2014 at Duke University. Featuring Penelope Jensen, soprano; Elaine Funaro, harpsichord; and John Pruett, baroque violin, the Songs were called one of the “concert’s jewels” in this review of the event.

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soprano, violin, harpsichord or piano; also for tenor
Date completed:
ca. 7:00
Thomas Moore Edna St. Vincent Millay W.B. Yeats

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