2021 Art Song PWYC Commission Consortium Libretto by Christine Parcells
Silver Linings is a commission consortium that was spear-headed by Saskatoon soprano and piano duo Danielle Strong and Matthew Praksas. As a return to performing appears on the horizon, they wanted a piece of music that shared this spirit of hope in the midst of a global pandemic. They discovered the poetry of American poet Christine Parcells, and were immediately struck by the beauty of imagery and message of hope imbedded in her words.
To see Christine's work, visit this website (Poetry and Covid dot com).
Instrumentation: soprano, piano Duration: 3'
Silver Linings has been created through a Pay-What-You-Can Commission Consortium. My biggest heartfelt thanks goes out to the members of this consortium.
Matthew Praksas, Saskatoon, SK Danielle Strong, Saskatoon, SK Allison Walmsley, Saskatoon, SK Chelsea Mahan, Saskatoon, SK Rachel Krehm, Toronto, ON
This score will be made available at a later date in order to give the consortium members exclusive performing rights. Check back in mid-2022!