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Penny for a Song : for Soprano and Piano : # NOV170335
Penny for a Song : for Soprano and Piano : # NOV170335

Penny for a Song : for Soprano and Piano : # NOV170335

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Retail Price: $28.00
Sales Price: $25.93

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Product Code: ZHL14025330

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Penny for a Song : for Soprano and Piano By : Nicola Lefanu : Music Sales America Series : Published by Novello : # NOV170335
Penny for a Song by : Nicola Lefanu

This piece is scored for Soprano and Piano. A Penny for a Song was written in Autumn 1981 for Penny Price Jones and Philip Martin; who commissioned it with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain. It consists of ten songs; prefaced by a piano piece; which acts as a refrain; heard again between Nos. 6 and 7; and before the last song. All the texts are miniatures; some are haiku; a Japanese Zen poetic form; and they all have in common a number of Haiku characteristics; such as vivid imagery; seasonal or natural; and allusive brevity. The poems are small; but they have a resonance extending far beyond themselves. Zen artists love to play with space: through a few brush strokes they conjure up a world of detail; they suggest infinitely expanding space through the implications of a few lines on a nearly empty background. This has been my approach in the music of A Penny for a Song. The songs are fleeting; momentary; they are echoes of a world that is always there if we stop to listen for it.


Shipping Weight0.19 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL14025330
UPC Code884088823467
1st Publication Date07/2006

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