About this work:
Fireside was commissioned in 2001 by pianist Sarah Cahill in celebration of Ruth Crawford Seeger’s centennial. The piece sets a poem Ruth Crawford wrote when she was thirteen years old. The harmony is a response to her fifth prelude. Fireside is dedicated to women composers of the future, who will undoubtedly be making devil’s bargains of their own.
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Year composed: 2001
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Piano
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 1 Narrator
Instrumentation notes: The pianist recites the poem while playing.