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THREE SONGS on poems by Hart Crane

for baritone and piano

BRAXTON BLAKE

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC


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for Richard Lalli, in admiration and friendship

“There Are the Local...”, “To Conquer Variety”, and “ Echoes” are from COMPLETE POEMS OF HART CRANE edited by Marc Simon. Copyright© 1933, 1958, 1966 by Liveright Publishing Corporation. Copyright © 1986 by Marc Simon. Used by permission of Liveright Publishing Company.


PHOTOCOPYING

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THREE SONGS

PROHIBITED

Hart Crane

Braxton Blake

THERE ARE THE LOCAL... =56–58

There

=56–58

sostenuto, ma claro (ad lib.)

4 3

are

the

lo

cal

or

chard 5

7

boughs 8va

5

Copyright © 2008 Braxton Blake


4 9

With

ap

ples—

Au

7

5

11 3

gust

5

boughs—

their

un

7

7

spilled

9 3

13

3

spines

In

3

ter wrenched

and

flock

3

ing with


5 16

3

gold

spou

sal

wine

Like

8va

3

19 3

hum

mocks drift

ing

in

8va

22

au

3

tumn 8va

the


6

molto rit. (independent of piano) 25

3

3

3

shine

senza rit. (independent of voice)

poco rit.

8va


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TO CONQUER VARIETY

=46–52

I

have

seen

my

=46–52

sostenuto

5

ghost

bro

ken

My

bo

dy

blessed

And

Ed

en

Scraped

10

from

my

mo

ther’s

breast

When


8

14

3

the

charge was spo

ken

Love

dis

pos

sessed

rit. 18

And

the

seal

bro

rit.

ken...


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ECHOES =88–92

=88–92

sostenuto, ma claro (ad lib.) 3

5

Sli

8

pane,

8va

vers

of

rain

up

on

the


10 11

Jade

green

with

13

sun

light,

melt

and

8va

15

flow

Up

ward

a

gain:—

8va

18

they


11

21

leave

no

stain

Of

all

the

24

storm

an

hour

a

go.

.= meno mosso 28

5

O

5

ver

.= meno mosso 8va

3

the


12 31

3

5

hill

a

6

33

5

last

5

5

5

cloud

6

dips

6

6

35

dis

ap

pears, 8va

5

And


13 37

3

3

5

and

5

I

should

go

As

40

11

si

lent

ly

but

3 6

42

that

your

lips

Are

29


14

43

9

5

warm

er

with

a

3

3

3

3

3

3

45

6

red

6

6

3

3

3

der

3 3

3

3

rit. 47

subito più mosso =66–72

5

glow.

Fresh 8va

rit.

subito più mosso =66–72


15 50 3 3

and fra

gile,

your

arms

now

are

cir cles of

cool

ro

ses,

—so...

8va

54

3

In o

pal pools

57 3

neath

3

your brow

I

dream

we

3

quarreled long,

rit.

60

3

long

a

go.

rit.

be


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Braxton Blake: Three Songs  

Poems by Hart Crane. For baritone and piano.

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