Poetry by Patrick Kelly
For Soprano, Flute and Piano
Scored for soprano, oboe, and piano, Love Song was composed for the Chamberworks Ensemble and premiered in February, 1996 in Philadelphia. The text is by Philadelphia poet Patrick Kelly, from his collection of works entitled, “The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson by Patrick Kelly.” Rhythmically exciting, evocative and lyrical, Love Song explores the chaotic, surreal, and urban dimensions of love. Musicians enjoy performing this piece, as it challenges the player's dramatic sense, allowing for some inprovised freedom within the structure of the work.