Article " Song for a May Morning" by Patty Stair

Song for a May Morning, 1914, by Patty Stair, 1869-1926.
Song for a May Morning, 1914. Patty Stair, 1869-1926. Music Division, Library of Congress. Call number: M1570.S

Patty Stair wrote Song for a May Morning in 1914 to address the needs of the burgeoning women's musical clubs that gained popularity during the first part of the twentieth century. The piece begins with a lively duet between the upper two voices. The alto parts join the texture in close imitation of the top voices. A homophonic section follows featuring more adventurous harmonies and chromatic passing tones for "the songs that banish winter's fret." A recapitulation of the opening imitative music precedes a concluding homophonic statement in praise of spring: "Insistent voices ne'er forget the message of the daffodil, the gospel of the violet."

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Parlor and Concert Stage
Progressive Era to New Era
Songs and Music
Stair, Patty
" Song for a May Morning" by Patty Stair
Subject Headings
-  Stair, Patty, 1869-1926
-  Parlor and Concert Stage
-  Songs and Music
-  Progressive Era to New Era (1900-1929)
-  Articles
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