Musical setting of excerpts from the Frances Sargent Osgood poem "On a Landscape by Doughty". The key of C# was selected to highlight the "crimson and gold" landscape of the poem (as well as Mount Auburn!).
ON A LANDSCAPE BY DOUGHTY [Excerpts]
(By: Frances Sargent Osgood)
Again through the woodlands I wander,
Where autumn trees, lofty and bold,
Are stealing from bright clouds above them
Their wealth of deep crimson and gold.
Where Nature is scepter and crown’d,
As a queen in her worshipping land:
While her rock-pillar’d palaces round,
All matchless in majesty stand!
from Mount Auburn: Spring and Autumn Suites
released June 3, 2017
Composed and arranged by Mary Bichner. Performed Mary Bichner (alto soloist), and Paul Jacobs (piano).
Recorded and engineered by Antonio Oliart Ros at WGBH Studios in Boston, MA. Mixed and mastered by Peter Moore at Palace of Purpose in Malden, MA. Consulting by Xiao’an Li. Commissioned by The Friends of Mount Auburn and Mount Auburn Cemetery.
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