earth first

earth first

Thorns

3w ago
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World premiere performance of Thorns, for viol quartet and bass-baritone, by Tawnie Olson (2013) Text by John Hare (http://divinity.yale.edu/hare); commissioned by Terry Hare. From a live performance on April 2, 2013 at The Players Theatre in NYC, as part of the 2013 Women's Work Festival at the Players Theatre in NYC. Performed by Parthenia - Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley and Lisa Terry, viols - http://www.parthenia.org with Dashon Burton, bass-baritone - http://www.colbertartists.com/ArtistBio.asp?ID=dashon-burton Text for "Thorns" The earth first fouled his work with thorns When Adam fell And then, In winter's hold The purple briars bled colour from the fields. The thorns were wound around his head When Jesus died, And now, In spring's release His surging sap runs free through every vein. Parthenia is represented by GEMS Live! Artist Management (http://gemslive.org/home.html) and records for MSR Classics (http://www.msrcd.com/). Parthenia's concert season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Parthenia is a fiscally sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is a member of Early Music America. For more information, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting - jamesarts@att.net http://www.jamesarts.com/