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Stein Songs
for soprano, violin, bass clarinet, and percussion


Full Orchestra
String Orchestra
Wind Ensemble
Vocal
Chamber
Solo Instrumental

Written for Soprano Lisa Perry and F-PLUS with generous support from the Poetry Foundation.

Stein Songs is a setting of two poems written by Gertrude Stein. Described as "verbal cubism," Stein's texts are frequently non-sensical and concentrate on the flow of words and syllables, rather than the meaning of the words. [The house was just twinkling in the moon light] is a love note that Stein wrote for her wife. If I Told Him, A Completed Portrait of Picasso is a masterpiece of Stein's style, full of repetition, nonsensical connections, and an incredible rhythm and flow.

Watch a performance of If I Told Him, a Completed Portrait of Picasso by Lisa Perry, soprano, and F-PLUS on March 4, 2019 and read the text:



Watch a performance of [The house was just twinkling in the moon light] by Lisa Perry, soprano, and F-PLUS on March 4, 2019 and read the text:






Stein Songs is currently self-published. If you are interested in performing this work, please contact me.



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