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No Coward Soul Is Mine (for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano)

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Program Note (No Coward Soul Is Mine for Mezzo Soprano and Piano)

Bronte wrote this famous funeral poem after being inspired by death of her mother and couple of sisters. In this poem the speaker courageously asserts that her soul is not afraid because her faith in heaven, embracing doubt, nature, death and immortality, arms her against fear from life’s uncertainties, and I tried to keep this in mind in setting the poem to this song.

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It's a great harmonic language. My main slight concern was the heavy consistency of the accompaniment in certain sections. The running notes in the beginning were great, at least for a while. Slightly more contrasting motion might be helpful to transition into the tremolo sections, keeping certain motives intact by way of "verticalizing" them somewhat to mix things up. It's a nice piece, overall.

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Nice strong piece. I echo Monarcheon's post above. I think some more contrast would help the transition into the tremolo sections. I'd also look at breaking the tremolos up for better effect -or perhaps flutter from one range to a higher one -would make for a more dramatic effect. Perhaps add a little more variety to the mezzo line would also help. I'll send this to a singer I know and see if we can get you a reading. 

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