Thomas Hardy Song Cycle (Kram, Richard)

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Misc. Notes 33 Year old tape transfer to .mp3. Cleaned up clicks and pops in Wavelab and compressed a bit (sorry the last song had some tape damage and is garbled in a couple places)
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Sheet Music

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General Information

Work Title Thomas Hardy Song Cycle
Alternative. Title
Composer Kram, Richard
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 songs
1. The Sergeants Song
In more popular English style to suit the poem
2. 1967
Hardy (1867) musing on life in 100 years
3. So Time
Finished Mar-10-1980
4. Christmas 1924
Just a dissonant backdrop to a serious and still timely statement
5. The Lizard
The most dissonant song in the cycle
6. Her Song
7. At the Piano
8. She at His Funeral
Short but perhaps the most expressive in the cycle. A funeral dirge.
9. I Travel as a Phantom Now
A rhythmic romp to end the cycle. In a popular 3+3+2 meter.
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1980
First Performance. April 7,1981, Temple University
Librettist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Piano, Voice


Misc. Comments

Song Cycle written in 1980 for doctoral recital uses various styles to suit the poems it is based on. Hardy (English/EU) died in 1928 so there should be no copyright issues.