Seven songs for children's chorus (SAA) and harp to texts by Sally M. Gall The Ballerina and the Clown develops a completely new story inspired by some of Hans Christian Andersen's charming papercuts, which are reproduced in the score. Alternative illustrations by Cecilia Rolando for use in concert programme books are available to download from OUP's website.
Libby Larsen (b. 24 December 1950, Wilmington, Delaware) is one of America's most prolific and most performed living composers. Her catalogue of over 200 works spans virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral and choral scores. Her music has been praised for its dynamic, deeply inspired, and vigorous contemporary American spirit. Constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists and orchestras around the world, Libby Larsen has established a permanent place for her works in the concert repertory.
1. The Clown ; 2. The Clown goes to visit his Ballerina ; 3. The Clown arrives at the theater ; 4. The Sandman sends him a dream ; 5. A message from the storks ; 6. The Clown finds his way south ; 7. Sunflower Man shows off the Ballerina