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Here are the latest publications from Hildegard publishing.

491-03177Margaret Bonds: Six Songs on Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
for voice and piano
Edited by John Michael Cooper. Those who know the composer from the melodic richness and emotional intensity of her works "Troubled Water", "The Negro Speaks of Rivers", and "Three Dream Portraits" will recognize her voice in the present songs. The Millay settings are remarkable for their symphonic textures and sense of drama. Bonds's music renders the compelling and occasionally heart-wrenchingly painful beauty of feminist thinking and female sexuality in tones as profoundly moving as Millay's poems themselves - a feat rarely matched by other composers who have set these iconic poetic utterances to music. Now published for the first time, these settings are poised to assume their rightful position as milestones in twentieth-century art song and feminist song generally. (For medium voice version, see 491-00676)
392-03111Margaret Bonds: St. Francis' Prayer
For SATB Chorus and Piano
Bonds composed this choral piece in 1968. The text for this work is the well known and timeless "Prayer for St Francis of Assissi" (anonymous) that begins "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace..." Coming March 2021.
491-00674 Various: 24 Italian Songs & Arias by Women Composers$24.95
This volume offers a refreshing alternative to the many Italian Songs and Arias books geared towards young singers. It celebrates women composers who composed solo music in Italian beginning in the Late-Renaissance period. These songs, arias, and madrigals have been compiled and annotated by Nicole Leone and noted vocal pedagogue, Randi Marrazzo, whose "First Solos" volumes continually rank among our most popular vocal collections. The collection includes several songs in multiple keys to make it a great resource for all voice types.