Losses - (2103)
medium or low voice and piano
And a child,
(Losses of God,
All will go
And one day
We will hold
Only the shadows.)
page, circa 1' 00"
text is found in the collection, Chicago Poems (1916). For other
settings of Sandburg's poems, click
vocal ranges for medium and low keys
simple, short setting is made up of augmented triads at the unison and a
transposition above of a twelfth. For the inference of the whole tone scale,
the chord successions and vocal line are consistently this as well, as the
text tells of a known future in sweet and yet foreboding small and
enormously important details.
The score for
Losses is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial
performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement
with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.