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Augusta Read Thomas Sun Songs (2004)

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to Amy Lynn Barber, with admiration and gratitude

SUN SONGS

(Three Micro-Operas)

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Augusta Read Thomas (2004)

I Like an oration or a recitation** dramatic

= 60 Mezzo-Soprano (or Soprano, or Countertenor)

To interrupt His Yellow Plan The Sun does not allow Caprices of

1

Snare Drum* Percussion 2

3

3

the Atmosphere - -

Large Bass Drum

And even when the Snow Heaves Balls of Specks,

solo

like

2 Bongos

5

5

2 Maracas

Anvil with hammer, solo

* Ceremonial, as if introducing a queen. ** Dynamics are at the discretion of the performer.

Corrected 5/2010

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7

II Vivid

= 100–108

dramatic

Su Vibraphone

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flu

ous

l.v.

dramatic Ped. Tubular Chimes with hammers

(no roll)

l.v.

3

3

dramatic Ped. Glockenspiel

5

l.v.

(no roll)

Marimba

dramatic

4

3

were the Sun (no roll)

(Ped.)

bold

secco 5

Ped.

Ped.

Ped. 3

(Ped.)

bold Ped.

secco Ped.

Ped.

shadow singer

bold

secco


16

23

5

Ca

joles

3

a

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ment

with

the

Spires

(Vib.)

3

(Ped.) (Vib.)

3

(Ped.) (Vib.)

(Ped.)

26

chant-like

And

3

3

3

3

rit. freely earnest

29

in

3

fin

ite

is 3

gone - -


Thomas SUN SONGS