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Aus Liebe

Work for Soprano, Oboe, and Piano

Third Place Winner of The American Prize 2020 in Vocal Chamber Music - Student Division
Winner of the New England Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble 2020 Call for Scores

Winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Convention 2020 Call for Scores
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Aus Liebe, otherwise referred to as Aus Liebe Will Mein Heiland Sterben..., was originally written for the 2019 Longy's Divergent Studio. It was premiered by soprano Corrine Byrne, oboe Kemp Jernigan, and piano Donald Berman. This piece responds to the music of J.S. Bach and his monumental St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by taking the text librettist Christian Friedrich Heinrici, pen name "Picander," wrote for Bach. Largely its own work based on the same reverence and love the original Bach aria had, this piece utilizes several minor allusions to Bach's original aria, acting as ghosts in the room to its original famous older brother.


Soprano Voice



Performance History

Premiere: 2019 Longy's Divergent Studio: Divergent Trio II Concert, Pickmann Hall

Performance: NEC 2019-2020 Tuesday Night New Music 1, NEC Jordan Hall
Performance: Mu Phi Epsilon 2021 Virtual International Convention Composer/Performer Recital 2

Upcoming Performance: NEC Contemporary Ensemble

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