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Murder?! Isn't that a bit judgemental? - Katherine Growden, mezzo-soprano; Karine Bagdasarian, piano
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We were familiar with each other. - Katherine Growden, mezzo-soprano; Karine Bagdasarian, piano
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Poetry v. Productivity - Katherine Growden, mezzo-soprano; Karine Bagdasarian, piano
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Six Word Songs

  • Premiere: November 13, 2011 / Katherine Growdon, mezzo-soprano; Karine Bagdasarian, piano / St. Andrew's Hall / Trinity Church in the City of Boston

  • Instrumentation: Medium Voice & Piano 

  • Duration: 5'

  • Text: Crowd-sourced on Facebook

 

Program Note

 

The lore of Hemingway's famous six word story has long held my attention.  As it goes, someone made an ill-advised bet that he could not write a complete story in six words.  His response was – For sale: Baby shoes; never used.

 

I sent out a call on Facebook for six word story submissions, and received more than fifty.  The four I finally set come from close friends and family, and match the criteria of Hemingway’s original – that a full realization of rich narrative can be present in only six words.

 

Murder?! Isn’t that a bit judgmental? - Courtney Parker Wilson

We were familiar with each other. - Marianna Judy

Good poetry is ruining today's productivity/Productivity is ruining today's good poetry - Shelly Field

Never sing a ballad without hope - Jane Pesci-Townsend

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