like black snow (duo)

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like black snow
by Frank A. Wallace

for medium voice and guitar, op. 70

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Written for: Roland Seiler

Written: August 11-15, 2012, Lauda/Würzburg, Germany

Duration: 7:00 minutes; 6 pages

Instrumentation: medium voice and classical guitar

Difficulty level: medium

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Copyright ©2012 Frank A. Wallace
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Composed August 11-15, 2012 in Lauda and Würzburg, Germany, like black snow is a short song cycle with interludes. The three poems by my son Nathan G. Wallace (Gus), have adorned our refrigerator since he composed them with “fridge magnets” several years ago. Given that I accompany myself as a singer, these poems begged me to try a form that I had never used. Each poem is preceded by a lengthy introduction, virtually a guitar solo in between each song.


sad he shivers
like black snow
watch plant and flower
come to life
this I always know

stand child
fly before morning
wander above the wood
happy wild cry
but every sound is dead
don’t ask how

the night a smile
purple water
I fall small
look moon a cloud

– Nathan G. Wallace