The Drowned Boy. Song for voice and piano. Autograph musical manuscript dated Philadelphia, April 14, 1952 at conclusion. Text by Emily Dickinson. Lee HOIBY.
The Drowned Boy. Song for voice and piano. Autograph musical manuscript dated Philadelphia, April 14, 1952 at conclusion. Text by Emily Dickinson.

The Drowned Boy. Song for voice and piano. Autograph musical manuscript dated Philadelphia, April 14, 1952 at conclusion. Text by Emily Dickinson.

Folio. [1] (title), [2]-[3] pp. Notated on 16-stave music paper. A working manuscript.

Together with:

- Autograph manuscript fair copy dated Philadelphia April 11, 1952. 3 pp. Notated in ink on 10-stave onionskin paper. Together with a dye-line copy with autograph annotations and corrections in pencil and red ink and a note "revised 1979."

- Autograph musical manuscript. Undated, but ca. 1987. Folio. 2 pp. Notated on 14-stave music paper. A working manuscript sketch of the song.

- Autograph musical manuscript dated "(Revised) Jan. 27, 1987." Folio. 2 pp. Notated on 16-stave music paper. A working manuscript.

"As a composer Hoiby was a modern Romantic from the lineage of Barber and Menotti. The influence of the former is evident in his warm lyricism, while that of the latter is found in a propensity for light, genial humour. Though much of his music is characterized by a disarming diatonic simplicity, his ambitious works tend towards greater harmonic and textural complexity. Interest in his music has centred chiefly around his operatic, choral and vocal works, which seem to stimulate his most deeply felt efforts. Some of these works – for example Summer and Smoke, Galileo Galilei and The Tempest – achieve an eloquence comparable to the later works of Barber. With greater critical acceptance of more conservative musical styles from the early 1980s onwards, Hoiby’s music has been performed and recorded with increasing frequency." Richard Jackson and Walter G. Simmons in Grove Music Online. Item #31131

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