Jeffrey Van: A Sprig Of Rosemary

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Catalogue No: HL50498782
Composer: Jeffrey Van
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Commissioned to honor a marriage celebration, this text by the early 20th-century poet, Amy Lowell, speaks to love and commitment. But the title is enigmatic (no sprigs of resemary are mentioned in the poem itself) until one discovers that in addition to its well-known properties as a plant and herb, Rosemary is a traditional symbol of remembrance and constancy; so the author made a knowing and perfect choice for the title.
 
In setting this text, the composer creates a harmonic richness which would complement and reflect the “soft richness” of Lowell's words of recalling and caring.
ISBN: 9781480341616
Published on: 22 March 2013
No of pages: 8
Language: English
Publisher: G. Schirmer
 
     

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