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mmy ffirrsstt llove

for baritone, two flutes, violin and cello

Year:  2003   ·  Duration:  15m

Year:  2003
Duration:  15m

Composer:   Daniel Stabler

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 5-6, 11-12, 15-16, 24-25

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"mmy ffirrsstt llovve" is a true story about a first marriage at an early age. The story recalls events during the marriage, and a lifetime of emotional aftermath. The music is programmatic, with distinct motifs attached to each emotion, person, and event. The song is loosely comprised of eleven sections: beginning with the optimism of young adulthood, progressing to falling in love, the marriage, shifting to New York, life in New York, difficulties creeping in, a nervous breakdown, splitting up, ten years on, then twenty years on, with the resolution taking place in New Zealand.

Contents note

A monodrama

Text note

Text by Daniel Stabler (composer)

Performance history

Performed by David Griffiths (Baritone), Lorna Wright and Katie Walsham (Flutes), William Hanfling (Violin) and James Tennant (Cello), Conducted by Peter Scholes. Available on Stabler: mmy ffirsstt Llovve; CD

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