Lincoln Speaks at Gettysburg

Lincoln Speaks at Gettysburg2017-03-10T19:38:18+00:00

Project Description

Tenor, Alto Flute, and Double Bass
1984
15 min.

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Written For

Ralph Williams, Nancy Turetsky, and Bertram Turetsky

Program Note

With text taken from Carl Sandburg’s Lincoln: The War Years, this “musical narrative” tells the story leading up to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and includes the speech itself, and something of the aftermath. Tenor voice both speaks and sings, and the writing for alto flute and double bass includes a number of colorful effects.

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