Three Songs of Remembered Love
I. Corn Blue Shirt
II. The Most Beautiful Waltz
III. The Quiet Snow Fell Down
soprano, double bass and recorded audio
duration: 11 minutes
Three Songs of Remembered Love was premiered by Mary Bonhag, soprano, and Evan Premo, double bass, in Tuscany, Italy, on June 25, 2011.
Three Songs of Remembered Love is a song cycle based on interviews I did with my grandmother about growing up and falling in love in Estonia during the 1930s and 40s. Corn Blue Shirt and The Quiet Snow Fell Down were excerpted from my 2009 documentary oratorio, And Then I Remember, and The Most Beautiful Waltz was written in 2011 to complete the cycle. Both the oratorio and the cycle were writen for Mary Bonhag and Evan Premo.