mezzo-soprano and piano
Duration: approx. 13 min
text by Robert Frost
Performed by Ohio Wesleyan University students
A cycle of Robert Frost texts, Four Yankee Songs consists of a collection of what could be called folk-influenced ‘near-songs.’ Each member of the cycle contains hummable melodic material and draws from different vocal music influences such as recitative and da capo aria, but without completely fulfilling the traditional expectations of any specific vocal form.