The Garland Songs

Movements: 

I. Lover's Goodbye to a Departing Soldier
II. The First Cigarette
III. My Love Is Lost
IV. Homage: The Wish

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
Soprano soloist, Clarinet, Cello, Piano

The texts of The Garland Songs are based upon poems written by Judy Garland in her late teens -- poems that she had printed and bound in leather and given to a few friends and relatives. They reflect the thoughts and feelings of a bright, sensitive and insightful young woman. While much of the poetry is quite dramatic, it is mature beyond her years, and above all, honest and direct.

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Catalog Number: 
EBP
Duration: 
16:00
Commissioned By: 
American Composers Forum, Rural Residencies Program
Premiere
Premiere Ensemble: 
Norah Long, Soprano, and members of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Performances: 

Maria Williams in recital (also 2000, 2001), Grand Forks, ND 1999
Sigma Alpha Iota Music Society, St. Paul, MN 2001
Women Performhers (also 2007), at Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN 2002
Triad Chamber Ensemble (also 2007) San Francisco, CA 2005

Text
Text Author or Source: 
The poems of Judy Garland
Language: 
English