White Shoulders -
baritone and piano
And your shrug of laughter.
From your white shoulders.
pages, circa 1' 20" ]
text comes from Sandburg's Chicago Poems (1916), speaking sense
memories of pleasant moments spent with another.
setting is rhetorical in structure, simple, six-note chords in dynamically
shaped arches, with the vocal part marked poco rubato a piacere.
The score for
White Shoulders 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