Thomas Hardy Song Cycle (Kram, Richard)

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 Seargents Song
#307802 - 1.94MB - 2:07 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 23x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

 1967
#307803 - 2.75MB - 3:00 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 12x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

 So Time
#307804 - 2.97MB - 3:15 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 9x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

 Christmas 1924
#307805 - 1.21MB - 1:19 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 11x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

 The Lizard
#307806 - 1.76MB - 1:55 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 10x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

 Her Song
#307807 - 1.70MB - 1:51 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 10x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

 At the Piano
#307808 - 1.64MB - 1:48 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 18x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

 She at his Funeral
#307809 - 1.62MB - 1:46 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 9x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

 I Travel as a Phantom Now (from cassette dub)
#307810 - 1.19MB - 1:18 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 8x

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Rkram53 (2013/12/21)

Performers:

B. ben-Levi, D. Battista

Publisher Info.:

Richard Kram

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 [tag/del]

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

Scores

 The Sergeants Song
#188415 - 0.40MB, 9 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 115x

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Rkram53 (2012/3/14)

 1967
#188416 - 0.25MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 56x

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Rkram53 (2012/3/14)

 So Time
#188417 - 0.39MB, 8 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 48x

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Rkram53 (2012/3/14)

 Christmas 1924
#188418 - 0.15MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 69x

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Rkram53 (2012/3/14)

 The Lizard
#188419 - 0.22MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 57x

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Rkram53 (2012/3/14)

 Her Song
#188424 - 0.31MB, 6 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 59x

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 At the Piano
#188425 - 0.26MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 62x

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Rkram53 (2012/3/14)

 She at His Funeral
#188426 - 0.14MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 60x

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Rkram53 (2012/3/14)

 I Travel as a Phantom Now
#188427 - 0.28MB, 5 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 55x

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Rkram53 (2012/3/14)

PMLP326076-Hardy Cycle - Sergeants Song.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Richard Kram

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

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General Information

Work Title Thomas Hardy Song Cycle
Alternative Title
Composer Kram, Richard
Movements/Sections 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 Composition 1980
First Performance April 7,1981, Temple University
Librettist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Language English
Average Duration 15 minutes
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.

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