Sonnets for Baritone and Orchestra (Fine, Vivian)

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Work Title Sonnets for Baritone and Orchestra
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Composer Fine, Vivian
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
1. To one who has been long in city pent
2. On the Sea
3. To a Cat
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1976
First Performance. 1976-12-05, Bennington College, North Bennington, Vermont, Wayne Dalton, baritone, Louis Calabro, conductor
Librettist John Keats (1795–1821)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2222, 2420, Timp, perc (piatti, sus. cymb, sandpaper blocks, glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba), strings


Misc. Comments

The music is easily accesible…and the performers must have enjoyed her colorful orchestration, especially "To a Cat." Her ease and freedom in writing for a large ensemble are indicative of an experienced composer, one who has evolved from the earlier use of the orchestra as a woodwind, brass, and string choirs…to a fluid mixing and contrasting of instruments as used in the Sonnets.

—Heidi Von Gunden, The Music of Vivian Fine, Scarecrow Press, 1999