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We are saddened to announce the recent passing of composer Margaret Garwood (1927-2015). Although she came to composing somewhat later in life (at age 35), she enjoyed a long and successful career as a composer, most notably with the success of her opera The Scarlet Letter in 2010.
This compelling vocal work can be performed with piano or harp and the violin obligato provides a musical depiction of the titular swan. The archetypal romantic poetry is by the Swedish poet, Bottiger and singing translations are given in German and French in addition to the original Swedish. An English translation is also included in the forward.
A setting of four poems from the collection of poems by Alaskan women. The work moves from the resilience in the face of adversity expressed in "Roads," to the intimate dialogue of “There Were Suddenly Two Stones,” to a vivid depiction of bleak wintry day and concludes with the optimistic poem “Out of Wind, Out of Sun” affirming the work that women do in making art out of the nature that surrounds them.
Bagatelles for Piano was written in 1999. The pieces represent a broad range of moods and subjects, and all are light in spirit. A Bagatelle is a small gift, in this case, a musical offering. The titles of these bagatelles call to mind universal experiences and are meant to provoke the imagination.