For a Dead Lady


For a Dead Lady
  • For SATB chorus and orchestra
  • Poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson 
  • Running time: 7 minutes

Orchestration: oboe, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, harp, celesta, strings (piano reduction available)


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“For a Dead Lady” contained perhaps the most luxuriant strains of music in the set, bringing out a lovely combination of sounds, in particular from the strings and reeds, the latter of which continued to dominate aesthetically in the final song of the series, Teasdale’s “Those Who Love.”

Elizabeth Warnimont
Benicia Herald Online, 2015