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Little Elegy

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Without you no rose can grow
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I have known and admired Ned Rorem for many years. More than any other American composer Ned has focused singers’ attention on the art song as a means of expression. In his vast output of song there are many glorious pieces to be found. One quiet stunner is this song, Little Elegy, written in 1949. With the simple rise and fall of parallel chords accompanying a step-wise melody, Rorem depicts the bleakness of life when there is no love.

from notes by Robert White © 1997


Rorem: On an echoing road
Studio Master: CKD342Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Sure on this shining night
CDA66920Last few CD copies remaining


Track 19 on CDA66920 [1'15] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 15 on CKD342 [1'17] Download only

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