#3486: Unremembered, by Sarah Kirkland Snider

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Hear the world premiere of Sarah Kirkland Snider's latest song-cycle for seven vocalists and chamber orchestra,"Unremembered," featuring vocal performances by DM Stith, Shara Worden and Padma Newsome along with the Orchestra for the Next Century. The work sets poetry by New-York-based poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows, recalling strange and beautiful happenings experienced during a childhood in rural Massachusetts.

"Unremembered" was inspired by a five-song collection, "Scenes from Unremembered" that Sarah Kirkland Snider wrote for the vocal octet Roomful of Teeth.  She further details in her notes on the piece how "the pastoral is belied by a subtle pathos as a houseguest takes sudden leave in the middle in the night, a boy makes a shocking discovery on the banks of a river, a girl disappears in woods behind a ranging farm, a swan meets its artless end -- all while the grouse fly and birdsong intones wordlessly through the fields."

PROGRAM # 3486, Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Unremembered”  (First aired on 7/9/2013)                                       





Sarah Kirkland Snider, Orchestra for the Next Century, conducted by Gary Schneider
featuring vocal performances by DM Stith, Shara Worden and Padma Newsome, members of Roomful of Teeth; Caroline Shaw, Martha Cluver, Avery Griffin, with Majel Connery and Elliot Cole

New Sounds Live at Ecstatic Music Festival, recorded at Merkin Hall, 2/6/13.

Sarah Kirkland Snider: Unremembered (2012)
Words: Nathaniel Bellows

1. Prelude
2. The Estate
3. The Guest
4. The Girl
5. The Swan
6. The Witch
7. The River
8. The Orchard
9. The Speakers
10. The Song [45:26]

This performance not commercially recorded.  Sarah Kirkland Snider’s site is: sarahkirklandsnider.com