Landscape - From the Train

"Landscape - From the Train" is the first movement of Libby Larsen's song cycle My Ántonia.

The audio recording of "Landscape - From the Train" 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

    We were talking about what it was like to be a child
    in a little prairie town
    buried in wheat
    in burning summers
    beneath a brilliant sky

    As the train flashed,
    We were talking about (childhood in a little prairie town)
    blustery winters
    nothing but snow
    and the feeling that the world was left behind

    As the train flashed
    We were talking
    about windy springs
    (and) blazing summers
    and fall afternoons (when) the…prairie was like the bush
    that burned with fire

    (Oh!) I wish I could be a little boy again!

    As the train flashed
    We were talking
    (of prairie towns
    and boyhood
    and Ántonia, my Ántonia!)

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