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Somers, Harry
Five Songs for Dark VoiceComposer: Somers, Harry
Performance date: January 01, 1970

Date composed: 1956


This short cycle of five connected songs is notable both for the austerity and darkness of mood and for the timbre of voice for which it was specifically written.


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Somers, Harry
North CountryComposer: Somers, Harry
Performance date: November 01, 1986

Date composed: 1948


North Country is one of Somers’ earliest scores, still one of his most frequently played, and one of his most quintessential, containing all the important elements of his musical style during the 1950s and ‘60s. To many listeners, it also evokes the bleak, tranquil landscapes of northern Ontario where the composer was visiting when he wrote this work.


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Somers, Harry
Piano Concerto No. 3Composer: Somers, Harry
Performance date: January 04, 1997

Date composed: 1996


Raw energy and virtuoso fireworks leap off the page in the first movement of Somers’ concerto while the second movement provides soothing balm to shattered nerves. The finale seems to offer something of a reconciliation between these two emotional worlds, but the degree to which it succeeds will vary with the listener.
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