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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 light-hearted, one-movement work, this piece was written for the 2010 Women in Music Festival at the Eastman School of Music. The work is tribute to Howard Hanson with whom Diemer studied and makes several references to Hanson's music.
A setting of the first four verses of the psalm this moving work communicates the silent praise of the heavenly spheres as they traverse their paths, expressing the awesome majesty of the Holy One. The composer was inspired by a quiet and beautiful night under a sky full of stars in coastal South Carolina.