Spring is Purple Jewelry

Song Collection

Spring is Purple Jewelry is a song cycle by James Aikman setting texts by anonymous authors.

Date: 1990Composer: James AikmanText: Anonymous

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The second song of the cycle, “Spring is Purple Jewelry,” was a winner of the G. Schirmer – 1995 Young Americans’ Art Song Competition and received its premiere on July 16, 1996 at Schoenberg Hall (UCLA).

The song cycle was premiered by Dawn Upshaw, soprano, and Gilbert Kalish, piano.


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