Times Alone

For Soprano and Piano

James Matheson

Text by Antonio Machado
Score - Performance
Performing Ensemble: Voice with Piano
Instrumentation: Soprano, Piano
Item Number: 111-40246
Number of Pages: 28
Text: Text by Antonio Machado, English versions by Robert Bly
Duration: 17:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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James Matheson's Times Alone is a 20-minute song cycle on five surrealist poems by the Spanish writer Antonio Machado dating from 1907. The composer has written "Antonio Machado's early poems are imaginative, deeply personal observations on Being and Spirituality in early 20th century Spain. They are urgent, modern, and sometimes devastating in the sheer loneliness of their perspective." Times Alone has been recorded on an all-Matheson Yarlung CD, by soprano Laura Strickling and pianist Thomas Sauer. many roads; Last night, as I was sleeping; Clouds ripped open; a rainbow; The wind, one brilliant day, called; and Is my soul asleep? For advanced performers.

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1. I Have Walked Along Many Roads
2. Last Night, As I Was Sleeping
3. Clouds Ripped Open
4. The Wind, One Brilliant Day
5. Is My Soul Asleep?