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Fragments for Soprano and Piano
- Jeffrey Holmes
Fragments, for soprano and piano, was composed in the summer of 2010. These four pieces are not designed as traditional songs with melody and accompaniment (Lieder). Instead, the vocal line is more of a chant or a spell, and the piano and voice are equal partners in presenting both the literal and implied elements of this vague story or series of images. The text is by the composer, and is a compilation of separate words from a variety of anonymous Latin sources, that presents a further autobiographical meaning.