Two proof copies of four songs for voice and piano published by Southern Music in New York in 1988: A Letter; How the Waters Closed; Wild Nights; and There Came a Wind Like a Bugle.

The first proof with extensive autograph corrections and annotations in Hoiby's hand in lead and red pencil and red ink; the second proof also with autograph annotations in red pencil and red ink.

Together with:
- A typed letter signed by Ted Vunerink on Peer - Southern Concert Music letterhead to Hoiby regarding the proofs.

- Four spiral-bound photographic copies of Hoiby's autograph manuscript of the four songs with autograph annotations.

"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… 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 #31137

Price: $900.00  other currencies

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