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Dandelion Music Press Laurie Betts Hughes

solo & Orchestral

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Fragile

Mezzo-Soprano or SATB, Flute, and String Orchestra

Commissioned by Kirk Smith for Orchestra Unlimited and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra for release on "American Expressions" CD on the Centaur Record label, TBA 2017, in Mezzo-Soprano voicing.  Semi-Finalist for The American Prize 2017.

Though the choice of text for this piece was initially motivated by the political situation in the USA in 2016-2017, this piece quickly became personal for me when one of my children became seriously ill.  What had began as a question to my country--"Where do the fragile ones among us belong?"-- became a personal meditation on the nurturing of life itself.

SOME, too fragile for winter winds,

The thoughtful grave encloses,—

Tenderly tucking them in from frost

Before their feet are cold.

  

Never the treasures in her nest

The cautious grave exposes,

Building where schoolboy dare not look

And sportsman is not bold.

  

This covert have all the children

Early aged, and often cold,—

Sparrows unnoticed by the Father;

Lambs for whom time had not a fold.

       by Emily Dickinson

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$40.00 score and parts, $3.00 ea for choral parts

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