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                FRESH VOICES XXI


Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
    Candide (revised version, 1982, Voltaire, 1694-1778 / Hugh Wheeler, 1912-1987)
         XIX. Words, Words, Words (Martin's Laughing Song)

David Gossage (b. 1983)
    The Song of Wandering Aengus, 1995 (William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939)

Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
     Of Gods and Cats (2000, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, b. 1954)
          I. In the Beginning
     Natural Selection (1997, Gini Savage)
          II. Animal Passion            

John Bilotta (b. 1948)
    The Song of the Hermit Thrush (2014, Walt Whitman, 1819-1892,
         When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd, 1865)

Jostein Stalheim (b. 1960) & John F. McGrew
    Rosetta's Stone (2014)
         Act II - Cafe Scene

 John Beeman (b. 1954)
    Ishi (Carla Brooke)
         Act II, Scene 1

Irving Fine (1914-1962)
    Lenny the Leopard

Sheli Nan (b. 1961)
    The Last Gesture (2019)

Mark Alburger (b. 1957)
    The Decameron, Op. 367 (2021, Giovanni Boccaccio, 1313-1375)
         Fifth Day, Op. 247 (2015) - Three George Crumb Tropes
               Novel III.  Pietro Boccamazza runs away with Agnolella, and encounters a gang of robbers

               Novel VII.  Pietro Teodoro, being enamoured of Violante, daughter of Messer Amerigo,
                   his lord, gets her with child, and is sentenced to the gallows

               Novel VIII.  Nastagio degli Onesti, loving a damsel of the Traversari family,
                   by lavish expenditure gains not her love

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