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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