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Composer's Project with Mark Vance
2023 Poetry in Song

Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2:00pm
Doors open at 1:30pm

Peace Lutheran Church

828 W Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Don't miss our first Composer's Project concert of the season!

“Poetry in Song” features imaginative new works for voice and one instrument using a poem of the composer’s choice that they have set to music. Mark tasks the students to not only choose a poem, but to decipher it, learn about the author, and internalize the entire piece in order to create their final musical composition. The finished works are performed by accomplished local singers and musicians.



The Place Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

Frederic, 14

voice and piano


Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll

Baraka, 16

voice and piano


Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Ari, 15

voice and piano

Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelly

Kieran, 18

voice and harp

They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, Edgar Allan Guest

Jaxon, 15

voice and piano


Because I Could Not Stop for Death, Emily Dickinson

Malakai, 15

voice and harp

Quarrelling, Tao Tschung Yu

Henry, 13

voice and piano


O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman

Luca, 17

voice and piano

If, Rudyard Kipling

Jamie, 19

voice and piano


How Do I Love Thee? Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Thuy Vy, 18

voice and piano


Autumn Song, Dante Rosetti

Sophia, 15

voice and piano

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