Bolcom's commission was originally to write a duet piece for Metropolitan Opera stars soprano Benita Valente and mezzo-soprano Tatiana Troyanos.However, while the composition was in development, Troyanos unexpectedl y died. The design was then changed, representing the late mezzo-sopranowith a viola instead. The composer selected three poems about the accep tance of death for the set: “Ailey, Baldwin, Floyd, Killens and Mayfield” (Maya Angelou), “'Tis not that Dying hurts us so” (Emily Dickinson), and “Let Evening Come” (Jane Kenyon).Let Evening Come was recorded by soprano Benita Valenti, pianist Cynthia Raim and violist Michael Tree, and released on Centaur Records.
|Manufacturer||Edward B. Marks Music Company|
|Last Updated||2021-01-23 01:51:24|
|Publisher||Edward B. Marks Music Company|