About the Score
Performed by VOX Femina Los Angeles, Iris Levine, Artistic Director. Visuals for VFLA’s performance created by Helen Mendoza. Recording used with permission from Soundwaves Recording.
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The above image is taken from projection design created for the Carnegie Hall premiere. Inquire about renting the same projection design at firstname.lastname@example.org.For ease of preparation, rehearsal tracks for “Suffrage Cantata” are available for purchase and download. This bundle of audio files includes part predominant tracks for each voice part & soli, full mix audio files including all voice parts and piano, as well as files with piano accompaniment only. Featuring the versatile voice of Canadian singer Allison Girvan, the tracks allow room for conductor interpretation while also providing a basic framework of the composer's intent.
“This work is about a distinct moment in history, but it was also composed during a critical moment inhistory. The music and texts capture the struggle for suffrage among women who were separated by the color line, but united in an understanding of the importance of women having the capacity to participate as full and equal citizens. Just as the women involved in suffrage raised their voices, artists must also make their desires for a better world clear, and that is why we implore you to involve singers who embody the women characterized in this work as authentically as possible, so that audiences can connect to the conflicts and triumphs of the road to suffrage. Careful attention must be given for coherent and respectful representation of the characters, especially the mezzo soprano soloist(s) representing African-American women.”
– Drs. Marcia Chatelain & Andrea Ramsey
Suffrage Cantata Rehearsal Track Excerpts
Movement 5 Sop 2 Predominant
Movement 5 Full Mix
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