Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush

Song Collection

7 songs for Soprano and Piano, on letters of Emily Dickinson.

Date: 1989Composer: Juliana HallText: Emily Dickinson

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14 minutes

1989 — New Haven, CT

In memory of Jeanne, Jessie and Nancy

First Performance:
Jayne West, soprano
Karen Sauer, piano
Sunday, March 10, 1991
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

The audio selection features Jayne West, soprano and Karen Sauer, piano. Used with the permission of the composer.


1 – To Eudocia C. Flynt
2 – To T.W. Higginson
3 – To Emily Fowler (Ford)
4 – To Samuel Bowles the younger
5 – To Eugenia Hall
6 – To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)
7 – To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson)


Sheet Music

Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush

Composer(s): Juliana Hall

Song(s): To Eudocia C. Flynt
To T.W. Higginson
To Emily Fowler
To Samuel Bowles the younger
To Eugenia Hall
To Susan Gilbert
To Susan Gilbert II

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