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Samuel Barber

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Hermit Songs: High Voice (1953),
Text Writer
8th-13th cent., trans. O'Faolain, Jones, Kallman, Auden, and Jackson's 'A Celtic Miscellany'
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players
Year Composed
1953
Duration
20 Minutes
Soloist
voice
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  • Ensemble
    The Aronowitz Ensemble
    Soloist(s)
    Gerard Finley
    Hyperion:
  • Soloist(s)
    Cheryl Studer (Soprano), John Browning (Piano)
    Deutsche Grammophon:
  • Soloist(s)
    Leontyne Price (Soprano), Samuel Barber (Piano)
    CBS Masterworks Portrait:
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Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs updates texts from Irish monasteries of the Middle Ages. In the piece, with piano parts that suggest the hollow harmonies of early polyphony and with brittle, sharp-edged virtuoso writing, plaintive messages arrive from the past: about loneliness, lust, religious ardor and the joys of solitude.
Bernard Holland, The New York Times,4/20/2007
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