Love and Longing

Sung Monologues for Solo Voices and Piano Inspired by Classic Literature

Nkeiru Okoye (composer), Bronte (author), Bronte (author), Austen (author), et al.


  • Soprano
  • Mezzo-Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Baritone
  • Piano
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Made available from composer's original edition
Each sung monologue in LOVE AND LONGING is drawn from a climactic moment in a work of classic literature. LOVE AND LONGING was conceived as a single work in three parts, to be performed in succession by three different singers. However, performances of the set by two singers instead of three, or of monologues as standalone pieces (available separately as 111-40339 through 111-40344), are also possible. The parts were originally written for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and baritone respectively, with alternate versions for mezzo-soprano, soprano, and tenor added later. These arias are well within reach for college students and young professionals, and draw on multiple musical traditions.
SKU: 411-41198
Commission Notice: Commissioned by The Juilliard School for Juilliard Pre-College
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Page count: 40
UPC: 6-80160-69067-1
Whatever our souls are made of (Wuthering Heights), soprano
Whatever our souls are made of (Wuthering Heights), mezzo-soprano
Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre), mezzo-soprano
Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre), soprano
Darcy Proposes (Pride & Prejudice), baritone
Darcy Proposes (Pride & Prejudice), tenor
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