Ántonia in the Field...

"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 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.

Date: 2000Composer: Libby LarsenText: Willa CatherSong Collection: My Ántonia

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    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)
    My Ántonia!

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