Video of the week: Vote!

One Response to Video of the week: Vote!

  1. “Private First Class Jesse Givens”, a setting for voice and piano of a last letter home from an American soldier who died in Iraq, performed by baritone Andrew Garland, is viewable on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wqnPjkqu20

    When this song was performed in October, the music critic of the Montpelier (VT) Argus wrote: “A new American song—one that is likely destined for worldwide importance—was presented just months after it was written . . . and because of the song’s timeliness and fine crafting, it proved emotionally devastating. . . . Composer Lee Hoiby’s simple melodic lines were never histrionic or maudlin, only quietly dramatic. Still, there was an underlying cataclysmic feel that was subtly interwoven into the modest tonal accompaniment.”

    If this video moves you, please spread it around.
    Just -Forward to list- on your BlackBerry.
    It can affect the vote.
    Thank you.

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