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The Twilight Stood

Instrumental Work

COMPOSER: Leon Kirchner
PUBLISHER: Associated Music Publishers
PRODUCT FORMAT: Instrumental Work
Leon Kirchner ’s highly original song cycle for Soprano Voice and Piano, The Twilight Stood consists of 6 songs based on 6 poems by Emily Dickinson: The Auctioneer , He ScannedIt , The Cricket Sang , Partake as Doth the Bee , Much Madness and There Came a Wind . The cycle is 13 minutes of
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Composer Leon Kirchner
Publisher Associated Music Publishers
Product Format Instrumental Work
Genre Classical
Year of Publication 1987
StylePeriodView Description Post 1901
Style Contemporary
Instrumentation Vocal And Piano
No. HL50507910
Number of pages 24
Series Vocal Solo
Description

Leon Kirchner’s highly original song cycle for Soprano Voice and Piano, The Twilight Stood consists of 6 songs based on 6 poems by Emily Dickinson: The Auctioneer, He ScannedIt,The Cricket Sang, Partake as Doth the Bee, Much Madness and There Came a Wind. The cycle is 13 minutes of pure Kirchner very chromatic, linear and frequently featuringirregularrhythms creating a truly unique, haunting atmosphere. Intended for advanced (Grade 8+) soloists, this piece is extremely challenging but rewarding at the same time.

Leon Kirchner was an American composerofcontemporary classical music. Kirchner's musical style is generally linear, chromatic, rhapsodic and rhythmically irregular; it is influenced by Schoenberg but does not employ the twelve-tone technique.

Songlist
  • 1. Auctioneer, The (E Dickinson/L Kirchner)
  • 2. He Scanned It (L Kirchner)
  • 3. Crickets Sang, The (L Kirchner)
  • 4. Much Madness ( L Kirchner)
  • 5. There Came A Wind (L Kirchner)
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