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.

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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