Seven Clay Songs

for soprano and piano, 2005, duration: 19 minutes.7 

Seven Clay Songs is a set of songs for soprano and piano.  I have admired the poetry of Rachel Blau duPlessis for many years and I am delighted that Rachel and I have now been able to collaborate.  The seven poems, selected from Rachel’s collection “Draft 51: Clay Songs,” are witty, full of word-play, and contain all kinds of association to other poems and poets, music, politics (both feminist and otherwise), social injustice, and sex. The music reflects the texts and results in an eclectic mix of whimsy, pathos, irony, and resignation.


Seven Clay Songs

Sharla Nafziger, soprano, and Charles Abramovic, piano

Begin Here

Dense Clay List

O Let's Go Visit

Who Comes

Drenched Tidings

Ben-Ray Dots

Begin Again

Go Back

Go Back

1 Published by Theodore Presser Co., Inc.

2 Published by Carl Fischer, Inc. = available from Theodore Presser Co., Inc.

3 Recorded by CRI. - available from New World CRI :  Catalog No. NWCRL484

4 Recorded by SEAMUS Recordings

5 Available from the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music

6 Recorded by Black Canyon Recordings

7 Recorded by Albany Records

T   © Larry Nelson 2017