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Here are the latest publications from Hildegard publishing.

491-00676Margaret Bonds: Six Songs on Poems by Edna St Vincent Millay (medium voice)$21.95
Edited by John Michael Cooper. The Millay settings are remarkable for their almost symphonic textures and pronounced sense of drama. Bonds’ music is compelling and as profoundly moving as Millay’s poems themselves – a feat rarely if ever matched by other composers who have set these iconic poems to music. Now published for the first time, these settings are poised to assume their rightful position as milestones in twentieth-century art song. (For original/high voice, see 491-03177)
490-01185Margaret Bonds: Two Works for Solo Piano$16.95
The two works in this publication are Tangamerican and Fugal Dance. In the words of editor John Michael Cooper, Tangamerican is melodically, harmonically, and stylistically rich, but succinct – just thirty-eight measures long – two and a half minutes in “tempo tango.” Fugal Dance is extraordinarily complex musically. This notable work has a dramatic shape that proceeds from dissonance, confusion, and strife to a sense of victory and triumph.
392-03111Margaret Bonds: St. Francis' Prayer
For SATB Chorus and Piano
$2.95
Bonds composed this choral piece in 1968. The text for this work is the well known and timeless "Prayer for St Francis of Assissi" (anonymous) that begins "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love..." Now Shipping!
491-03177Margaret Bonds: Six Songs on Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
for voice and piano
$21.95
Edited by John Michael Cooper. This edition is in the original key for high voice. The Millay settings are remarkable for their almost symphonic textures and pronounced sense of drama. Bonds’ music is compelling and as profoundly moving as Millay’s poems themselves – a feat rarely if ever matched by other composers who have set these iconic poems to music. Now published for the first time, these settings are poised to assume their rightful position as milestones in twentieth-century art song. (For the medium voice version, see 491-00676)
491-00674 Various: 24 Italian Songs & Arias by Women Composers$24.95
This volume offers a refreshing alternative to the many Italian Songs and Arias books geared towards young singers. It celebrates women composers who composed solo music in Italian beginning in the Late-Renaissance period. These songs, arias, and madrigals have been compiled and annotated by Nicole Leone and noted vocal pedagogue, Randi Marrazzo, whose "First Solos" volumes continually rank among our most popular vocal collections. The collection includes several songs in multiple keys to make it a great resource for all voice types.
491-00653Irena Regina Poldowski: Collected Songs of Poldowski: volume 1$29.95
With renewed interest in the music of Poldowski in recent years, this new critical edition is a welcome addition to the vocal repertoire. The edition, in two volumes, present all 36 of Poldowski's extant works for voice and piano. Volume 1 is entirely settings on the poetry of Verlaine - 22 songs in total. This collection of 20th century French art song includes "Colombine," "Mandoline" and "Spleen." The editors of this new edition have provided a treasure trove of resource material relating to the songs and the composer.