Songs of Job's Daughter
for soprano with piano accompaniment
10'40" $ 8.00 #040042 AP-321
These songs were a prize winner in the 1971 Mu Phi Epsilon Composition Contest, and was the required selection for sopranos in the 1980 Mu Phi Sterling Staff Competition.
The six songs on texts by Jean Starr Untermeyer comment on the ultimate lack of real life choices for a woman, the ambiguous feelings of a young mother, and the rapture of fulfilled love.
A graduate magna cum laude of Radcliffe College in physics and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Winifred Hyson went on to study music theory and composition at American University under Esther Ballou and piano with Evelyn Swarthout.
Her song cycle, Songs of Job's Daughter for soprano and piano (Sisra Publications, the name used by Arsis Press for ASCAP composers), was chosen as required repertory for sopranos in the 1980 Sterling Staff Competition. Other works of hers are published by Elkan Vogel and Neil A. Kjos Jr. She is active in the Maryland State Music Teachers Association and has also been chairman of a composers group within the Friday Morning Music Club of Washington, D.C., directing broadcasts of local composers on local radio.
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