Academic journal article Journal of Singing

_____. EPITAPHS AND ELEGIES. A Cycle of Eight Character Songs

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

_____. EPITAPHS AND ELEGIES. A Cycle of Eight Character Songs

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_____. EPITAPHS AND ELEGIES. A Cycle of Eight Character Songs. For Soprano and Piano. Roger S. Keele, 2010-2012 (CVR, 2012). X; B#^sub 3^-B[musical flat]^sub 5^; Tess: M, CR; regular and irregular meters with changes; varied tempos; V/M-mD, P/M-mD; 16 pages. Soprano.

I. "Delores Todd" (Frances Fenton and Roger S. Keele). E major-minor; B^sub 3^-G^sub 5^; Tess: M; 4/4, 5/4, 3/4, 2/4, Slowly, rubato ... = 60; V/M, P/M; 4 pages.

II. "Mrs. George Reece" (adapted from Spoon River Anthology by Frances Fenton). E minor; A#^sub 2^-G#^sub 5^; Tess: CR; 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/4, Quasi recitative; V/M, P/M; 2 pages.

III. "April May" (Roger S. Keele). Major keys; C^sub 4^-B[musical flat]^sub 5^; Tess: M; 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, Freely, not too slowly-Slow Waltz; V/M, P/M; 4 pages.

IV. "Elegy for a Cat" (Thomas Hardy, from "Last Words to a Dumb Friend"). C-C# minor; B#^sub 3^-G#^sub 5^; Tess: M; 4/4, 3/4, 6/4,2/4, Adagio ... = 56; V/M, P/M-mD; 3 pages.

V. "Russian Sonia" (adapted from Spoon River Anthology by Frances Fenton). X; C#^sub 4^-G#^sub 5^; Tess: CR; 6/8, 7/8, 4/4, 7/4, 2/4, 3/4, ... = 50; V/M-mD, P/M; 3 pages.

VI. "The Lament of Frostina the Snow Woman" (Roger S. Keele). Tonal; D^sub 4^-G^sub 5^; Tess: M; 4/4, Marziale ... = 92; V/E, P/mE; 1 page.

VII. "Constance Hope" (Roger S. Keele). Centers on A[musical flat]; E[musical flat]^sub 4^-A[musical flat]^sub 5^; Tess: M; 7/4, 5/4, 9/8, 8/4, 4/4, Improvisatory, Not Slow; V/ mD, P/M; 3 pages. …

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