Antonia in the Field...(2000)
"Ántonia in the Field..." is the sixth movement of Libby Larsen's song cycle My Ántonia.
The audio recording of "Ántonia in the Field..." from My Ántonia, provided in the audio playlist to the right, is made possible through a collaboration between the Hampsong Foundation and SongFest. The performers are Danya Katok, soprano, and Dimitri Dover, piano, and the performance took place at SongFest 2012 at the Colburn School. To listen, please click on the track name itself.
From My Ántonia
by Willa Cather
When the sun was dropping low
Ántonia came up (from the fields)
How much older (she was)
...a tall (girl), strong girl...
("Jim!" she greeted me)
We chatted a moment,
(Oh, she was beautiful)
with her blouse open at the neck
and her throat (plastered with dust)