The Hill has Something to Say – for Soprano & Piano (Score)

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The music score for Craig Harris’ composition The Hill has Something to Say, version for Soprano & Piano, based on a poem by the poet Rita Dove.

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The Hill Has Something to Say

The Hill has Something to Say – score for Craig Harris' composition
The Hill has Something to Say – the music score for Craig Harris’ composition based on a poem by Rita Dove. © Interference Arts 2000

“The Hill has Something to Say” is Craig Harris’ composition for Soprano and Piano, based on a poem by renowned poet Rita Dove. The poem expresses the depth and meaning of all that has unfolded through time on the hill, and reinforces the thread that holds all time together in us.

This composition was commissioned for soprano Renée Fleming, and premiered in 2000 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, with Richard Bado on piano, on a concert of live American composers. This is the version for Soprano and one piano.

“The Hill has Something to Say” was originally written for Soprano, Piano and Amphora. The Amphora instrument is comprised of a group of soundscape tracks based on blown bottle tones, that are triggered by computer or sampler, either on stage by performers or offstage by a soundscape operator. The Amphora could also be performed live by a digital keyboard utilizing an appropriate sound setting, or even by an additional piano. 

Click here to go to the version for Soprano, Piano and Amphora.

Learn more about The Hill has Something to Say and view Rita Dove’s poem here.

The score for The Hill has Something to Say is available in a hardcopy print version, and is also available for download.

© 2000 Copyright by Interference Arts
All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved.
Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this material prohibited.

The Hill Has Something to Say was underwritten by the American Composers Forum,
with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation, and by the Hanson Institute for American Music.
“The Hill Has Something to Say” from Museum: Poems by Rita Dove, Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh, PA.
© 1992 by Rita Dove. Reprinted by permission of the author.


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