White Shoulders - (2010)
for baritone and piano
Your white shoulders
And your shrug of laughter.
From your white shoulders.
[ 1 pages, circa 1' 20" ]
The text comes from Sandburg's Chicago Poems (1916), speaking sense memories of pleasant moments spent with another.
The 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 piano-vocal score.