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I. Hope in Autumn, Text: Anthony Robert Mitchell
II. The Little Drummer Boy, Text: Fanny Faulks
III. Manassas, Text: Catherine Warfield
IV. The Shade of the Trees, Text: Margaret Junkin Preston
V. A Soldier of Robert E. Lee, Text: Anonymous
Pinebrook Music Company, LLC
Dr. Eric Hoy Tucker approached me about writing this set after hearing my work on the cycle Songs for the Lonely…. The idea for this setting was to write a song cycle based on southern Civil War poetry, which I believe was a great success! The voice and the piano work quite nicely ranging from calm, soothing melodies to harsh, dramatic, pointed emotions in the piano. The pieces performed together total about 25 minutes.