Caged Bird

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Maya Angelou’s passionate poem, “Caged Bird,” combines with two spirituals in this tribute to freedom.
For SSA and SATB, solo tenor, flute, piano.



Kallman Creates Publications, Composer Daniel Kallman Kallman Creates Publications.

Maya Angelou’s powerful poem “Caged Bird” is set here along with two spirituals, “Woke Up This Mornin'” and “Freedom Train’s a-Comin’.” For SSA and SATB, solo tenor, flute, piano.
Duration: 9’00”

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Lake Superior Youth Chorus, Duluth, MN; Daniel Kallman, conducting


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Composer’s Notes

I was commissioned to compose this work for the 10th anniversary of the Hermantown Youth Choirs/Lake Superior Youth Chorus. I conducted the premiere which took place in May 2003 in Duluth, MN, with the combined unison, treble and SATB choruses of LSYC. The primary text for this extended work is a wonderful poem by Maya Angelou by the same title. Also embedded in the piece are two spirituals, Woke Up this Mornin’ and Freedom Train’s A Comin’.

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Voicing/Instrumentation options

Full choral score, Choral parts (only), Flute part