Song for the Passing of Beautiful Women
composer: Rick Bartlett
text: from the Paiute
The text comes from the Paiute tribe. This work is an elegant homage to the beautiful women of the Paiute, but certainly can be removed from that setting in honour of all women. The score is simple and moving with an a cappella section centred in the accompanied text. Tenors have an extended range in this work, so when appropriate, the piano can support the a cappella sections.