||Marlene Walt, soprano, Jennie Shames, violin, Ralph Gomberg, oboe,|
Stephen Walt, bassoon, Thomas Gauger, percussion, Gilbert Kalish, piano
||Vivian Fine estate
||Recorded live August 14, 1991 at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
: fine songs of love and war
||Songs of Love and War
- Look Down Fair Moon (Walt Whitman)
- Stabat Mater (Jozef Wittlin, transl. by Joy Davidman)
- The Song of Songs (Old Testament)
- My Triumph lasted till the drums (Emily Dickinson)
- Reconciliation (Walt Whitman)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1991-08-14 at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Marlene Walt, soprano, Jeannnie Shames, violin, Ralph Gomberg, oboe, Stephen Walt, bassoon, Thomas Gayger, percussion, Gilbert Kalish, piano
||Walt Whitman, Jozef Wittlin, Emily Dickinson, and the Old Testament
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Soprano, piano, violin, oboe, bassoon, and percussion
Commissioned by Stephen Walt, in memory of his father.
[After Songs and Arias] Fine...maintained a serious mood for her next composition, Songs of Love and War.... This is not a cycle, but a series of songs about death using lyrics from some of Fine's favorite sources....the music is simple and at times severe....Often Fine doubled the vocal line, frequently with the oboe, and although the ensemble is quite large, she refrained from overwriting, having sparse counterpoints and occasional percussive material highlight the text.
- —Heidi Von Gunden, The Music of Vivian Fine, Scarecrow Press, 1999