Curated by soprano Laura Strickling
, this collection of 20 art songs is ideal for active performers looking for exciting new repertoire, voice teachers searching for fresh contemporary songs for their studios, or student vocalists seeking out unique and culturally-relevant new works to fulfill 21st century repertoire requirements.
These songs, which were predominantly composed in the 21st century, represent a broad range of compositional styles from composers living and writing today, and were curated for intermediate through advanced voices. Many of the songs in this volume are excerpted from larger cycles of songs, available directly from the composers.
The NewMusicShelf Anthologies of New Music are a bold, new publishing initiative aimed at bringing new and unknown composers and repertoire to student and professional performers alike. With an emphasis on works not found in the traditional publishing ecosystem, each volume is curated by performers who have a reputation for championing new music, with an eye toward selecting works with a range of styles and difficulties that are suitable for concert and recital performance.
With this innovative mode of publishing, NewMusicShelf advocates for self-published composers in a way previously unheard of in the realm of classical music: all self-published composers retain full ownership of their work while earning a generous royalty on every sale. Your support of this project directly benefits these composers, and also helps NewMusicShelf to continue to promote the works of the many excellent composers writing today. We encourage you to explore these composers' catalogs in greater depth, and hope that these songs inspire many fruitful and rewarding collaborations!
Songs in this volume
||Author of Text
||Grapheme I after Cy Twombly
||Sappho, Catallus, Giorgos Seferis, Percy Bysshe Shelley
||Mr. Peck (from The Tombstone Songs)
||Lovely Playthings (from Gurney Songs)
||He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
||W. B. Yeats
||Lullaby for a Baby Fairy (from Summer of Love)
||The Storm (from The Heart of the World)
||Song (from Night Dances)
||Canto of the Leaves (Empyrean) (from Five Cantos from The Divine Comedy)
||Fall, Leaves, Fall
||The Silvery Round Moon
||Be Music, Night
||Clouds Ripped Open (from Times Alone)
||Every Day is a God
||It is night (from Three Persian Songs)
||Le Pont Mirabeau
||Elegy Before Death (from For Allegra)
||Edna St. Vincent Millay
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