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Highlands, Farewell (Aria)Item #: HL.48005107
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Composed by David Del Tredici.
No. 4 from Four Heartfelt Anthems. Transient Glory. Voicing/Format: SSAA. 7x10.5 inches. 27 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (HL.48005107)
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from Del Tredici's program notes: The sense of moment is emphasized by augmenting the choral forces with a soprano soloist and pianist, who open the work with an extended aria. The ensuing choral commentary and soprano cadenza lead to a repetition and climactic development of the aria theme, now shared by chorus, soloist and piano equally. ... Here, the enging is a triumphant C-major chord, capped by a high C for all the sopranos.