Bourland’s Dickinson settings reviewed

September 20, 2006


The September issue of the Choral Journal arrived today (for you non-choral nerds, this is the magazine published by the American Choral Directors Association) and it featured an article about composers who have set the poetry of Emily Dickinson. The author dutifully and generously wrote about my DICKINSON MADRIGALS BOOKS 1 & 2 for women’s chorus, published by ECS Publishing for 3 pages, including some handsome musical examples.

“[‘Answer July’] shows the variety in metric stress and dynamics to illuminate the conversation going on between the poet and the personified month of July…” (Susan Davenport Stewart)

I’m very proud of these 20-year old Americana pieces.

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