Against Still Life

2006, Revised 2017 | soprano/piano, also mezzo-soprano/piano version.

Poem by Margaret Atwood (b.1939).

Song 1 of Orange Afternoon Lover.

Jointly commissioned by The Howard Hanson Fund of The Eastman School and The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, and written expressly for soprano Eileen Strempel and pianist Sylvie Beaudette. Their premiere recording was released spring 2010 on the Centaur Label and the revised version recording, with soprano Maureen McKay and pianist Andrew Rosenblum is on Acis’ Are Women People? — The Songs of Lori Laitman. To purchase, please click here.


Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

Soprano edition only: 160, Piano, Right Hand  – the rhythm should be the same as in 159, i.e., a dotted quarter, followed by an 8th note, followed by a quarter on beat 3.

Anyone who purchased an older copy can email me for a complimetary updated score.