Barbara Ulman

Contemporary Classical Music
 
 

Evening Dress

SM-000088479
Composer
Barbara Ulman
Lyricist
Rachel Oliver
Publisher
Barbara Ulman
Genre
Classical / Vocal music
Instrumentation
Piano, Voice
Scored for
Duo
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Duration
1'56"
Language
English
Difficulty
Difficult
Year of composition
1999

Description
When Rachel Oliver asked me to write music for her to sing at her Smith College reunion, I chose two of her poems whose words sang to me. I used the rhythm, form, and mood of the poetry to guide my composition. "Evening Dress" evokes the hushed and delicate beauty of fog settling over the foothills near Yosemite.


EVENING DRESS

by Rachel Oliver

Mouse-foot fog slips
Into crevices
Quiet beyond notice
Dressing the chaparral
Soft as kitten's breath
Gliding silky vapor
No ponderous cloak
It drags in night
Drawing bird songs
In its wake

Upload date: 01 Mar 2012
Sheet music file including a license for an unlimited number of performances, limited to one year.
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Comments

John Kilburn
05 Mar 2012
This is a lovely composition. This music enhances the mood of the words rather well. The intricate, yet delicate interplay between the piano and voice leads the listener into the misty evening.

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