Belle of Amherst (The) [incidental score]
About this work:
Originally written as the two overtures to Luce's play "The Belle of Amherst," about the life of Emily Dickinson, this music found its way into my piano suite entitled "Songs & Waltzes." The Overture to Act 1 is a gracious, pleasant waltz that sets the tone for us to meet the reclusive poet in her parlor. The Overture to Act 2 (Adagio) is a sadder piece, reflective of the melancholy and disappointment dealt to her in life.
Year composed: 1980
Ensemble type: Keyboard:Piano
Instrumentation: ,1 Piano soloist(s)