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Musicfor the 1992 Walt Whitman CentenniaJ

Leaves of Grass A Choral Symphony by Robert Strassburg May J/, /8/9 · MQTch26, /892

Ban on Long Island, New Yon:, the life as an innovative public schooileaCher, then lIImed 10 jownalism.

poet began bis professionaJ

ln 1855 he published al bis own expense a coUection of earthy and mystieal poems called LEA VES OF GRASS, ItwashailedbyRalpltWaido

Emerson as "the mosl exuaordinary piece oC wit and wisdom that America bas yet contributed. "

For Narrator, Soprano, Tenor, Chorus, and Orchestra 1 ONE'S SELF 1 SING Chorus & orchesIra YOUfH, DAY, OLD AGE, AND NlGHf Tenor, chorus & orchestra 3 BEAUIlFUL WOMEN Soprano & orchestra 4 1 AM HE THATACHES WITH WVE Tenor, men's chorus & orchesua 5 MOTHER AND BADE Soprano, wornen's chorus & orchesua 6 COME, SAiD MY SOUL Tenor & orchestra 7 0 CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN! and THE SOBBING OF THE BELLS Narrator, soprano, Ienor, chorus & orchestra 8 TEARS Soprano, t.enor & a capeUa chorus 9 INVOCATION AND SONG OF JOYS Orchestra 10 GLIDING O'ER ALL Soprano, Ienor, chorus & orchesua 2

The powetful poetryof America's greaI humanistset 10 the richly melodic music oCRoben Strnssburg, Composed forcollege, high school, orcornmunity chorus and orchestra Piano accornponiment can be used in lieu oC orchesIra. and each movement may be performed separntely. TOIal duration 50 minutes. Piaoo-vocal score, 174 pages: SI4.95.

"Leaves oC Grass is masterfuJ ... /1 mJL'i1 bt htard ... / btliew in lhis ~ct! " -LukasFoss

'Thal's Wall Whitman, all righl!" - Norman Cousins

ROBERTSTRASSBURG Composer,conduclOr, and pianist, Dr. Strassburgis Professer Emeritus of Composition al the California SI3te UnivelSity ,Los Angeles.

o CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!

Cantata for narrator, soprano,

Ienor, chorus, and piano

8 min.

EUROPE Cantata for t.enor, baritonc, chorus, and piano 4 hands

10 min.

RECONClUATION Soprano, tenor, chorus, ceUo and piano

6 min.

ONE'S SELF 1 SING Chorus and piano THOU READER 2 sopranos, chorus, and piano YOUfH, DAY, OLD AGE AND NlGHf Tenor, chorus, and p~

6 min. 2 min. 6 min.

LOOK DOWN FAIR MOON A capeUa chorus THESE CAROLS A capeUa chorus TO OLD AGE Solo quarte! and a capeUa chorus

3 min. 3 min.

Three A CapeUa MotelS for SSA or TTB Chorus TOYOU TO A CERTAIN CANTATRICE UNSEENBUDS

2 min. 3 min. 5 min.

Please cali or wrilt for ptrusal CO~SIO:

Walt Whitman Music Editions Dr. Roben Strnssburg 3394 B Punta Alta Laguna Hills CA 92653 USA (714) 770-1374

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3 min.

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