Three Women

flute and piano in 3 movements - 7'

These songs are arranged from Denisch’s song cycle One Blazing Glance originally scored for solo voice and mixed chamber ensemble. Miriam’s Joy, inspired by Rosie Rosenzweig’s poem Miriam’s Dance, describes her power and celebration after crossing the Sea of Reeds. The famous Korean poet Kim Nam-Jo wrote My Baby had No Name Yet, the inspiration for Rachel’s Song, reflecting Rachel’s desire for a baby with the bird song in this music remembering Rachel’s beauty. Allison Joseph’s poem Facial inspired Ruth’s Dance with its up-beat and sunny accompaniment. This poem’s contrasting words of deep reflection carry appreciation for accomplishment and self-empowerment. These three songs reflect important, and very different, moments in a woman’s life.