Songs from Letters
Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey, 1880-1902
Conductor's score and parts on hire
Forces or Category: Soprano solo & chamber orchestra
Orchestration: fl, cl, perc (mba, wood blocks, small, medium & large orchestral bells, sus cym - struck & bowed, slap stick, set of 5 tom, temple blocks (wooden not plastic), maracas, flexitone - struck & bowed), hp, pn, str
for soprano solo, and piano or chamber ensemble
The texts are selected from the letters of Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey, from 1880-1902. The five songs present a stirring picture of an independent woman's struggle to earn a living to support her child.