American Folk Suite (2012)

Medium: soprano and flute

Length: ~16 min

American Folk Suite is a five-movement set of six folk songs (the fourth movement combines both “The Housewife’s Lament” and “Single Girl”), with ties to the early American experience. The stories in each song are told from a very female point of view and deal with some aspect of romantic love, although not necessarily always the pleasant side of love.

It received a Boston Metro Opera Merit Award in 2014.

Price: $20
I. Come all you fair and tender ladies
II. Whistle, daughter, whistle
III. Johnny has gone for a soldier
IV. Housewife's Lament/Single Girl
V. Jubilee
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