Landscape IV - Sunset

"Landscape IV - Sunset" is the seventh and last movement of Libby Larsen's song cycle My Ántonia.

The audio recording of "Landscape IV - Sunset." 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

As the train flashed,
We were talking about (childhood in a little prairie

No clouds…
the sun…red disk…
against the horizon…

In my memory…pictures
Ántonia kicking her bare legs against the side of my
Ántonia . . .
as she stood by her father’s grave;
Ántonia running . . . .
Ántonia dancing . . . .
Ántonia coming in (from) her work.. . .
against the evening sky.. . .
(standing out) against the (horizon) . . .
a picture writing on the sun.

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