Six Songs on Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

for high voice

Margaret Bonds (composer), Edna St. Vincent Millay (author)


  • Voice
  • Piano
Performance Score
Edited by John Michael Cooper. Those who know the composer from the melodic richness and emotional intensity of her works “Troubled Water”, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”, and “Three Dream Portraits” will recognize her voice in the present songs. The Millay settings are remarkable for their symphonic textures and sense of drama. Bonds’ music renders the compelling and occasionally heart-wrenchingly painful beauty of feminist thinking and female sexuality in tones as profoundly moving as Millay’s poems themselves – a feat rarely matched by other composers who have set these iconic poetic utterances to music. Now published for the first time, these settings are poised to assume their rightful position as milestones in twentieth-century art song and feminist song generally.
SKU: 491-03177
Publisher: Hildegard Publishing Company
Delivery Method: Print
Score Type: Performance Score
Product Type: Score
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
UPC: 6-80160-68341-3
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