Five Ancient Lyrics on Poems by Sappho

For soprano, harp and strings – Duration: c 18:00

First Prize Winner
Shreveport Symphony 1980-81 Composers Competition

“Brilliantly conceived. Always certain of its direction, and displaying unity as well as variety” wrote Melinda Bargreen of the Everett Herald upon hearing the premiere by the Northwest Chamber Orchestra.  This is a melodic and highly accessible work consisting of five songs set in English translated from the original ancient Greek fragments. Sappho's lyric poetry is beautifully enhanced and intensified by the musical setting. 

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