Southern Salute

2006

Instrumentation

Bass Voice
Piano Accompaniment

Duration

c. 18′

Venue

Concert

Performances

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Movements

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

Recordings

Southern Salute: Southern Songs and Spirituals 
(White Pine Music) 2011 
basso-cantante: 
Dr. Eric Hoy Tucker 
piano: 
Dr. Andre Thomas 
Available through: Amazon.com

Publisher

Pinebrook Music Company, LLC

Description

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.

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