by Nicolas Scherzinger
text by Arthur Bly
Duration: circa 11 minutes
Six songs for mezzo-soprano (or tenor) and piano
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Winter Privacy (6 songs)
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Above live performance is by Janet Brown, voice, and Sar-Shalom Strong, piano.
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Winter Privacy is a set of songs based on poetry by Arthur Bly. The songs were originally composed in the winter of 1999, during my fifth year of living in the "snow belt" of western New York. I was particularly drawn to the dichotomies of light and dark, warm and cold, life and death. In composing the songs, I was very interested in portraying the images and moods of the text in as concise a manner as possible. The music is almost completely reliant on the text for its expression. Originally composed for tenor and piano, I revised the songs this past winter specifically for the soprano, Janet Brown. I am indebted to both Janet Brown and pianist Sar-Shalom Strong for putting in the time and effort to learn the songs, and I dedicate this revised edition to them with admiration.