Echo's Song (Ben Jonson)

Martin Hennessy

About this work:
This work was composed in response to the events of 9/11 and was premiered October 25, 2002 by Rufus Mueller, tenor Martin Hennessy, piano at Miller Theater, Columbia University as part of the Vector Five Concert. "I was searching among a variety of texts for the next song in a Ben Jonson group. It was the week after the September 11th attack and Echo's Song jumped out at me. I began musicalizing it as a dirge in honor of all those who had died. Yet as it progressed, I realized that the piece is really 'for those who mourn.' And so it is dedicated!"
Version: high voice and piano
Year composed: 2001
Duration: 00:04:29
Ensemble type: Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble:Solo Voice with Keyboard
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 1 High Voice

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