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Sarah Mattox

mezzo soprano
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Coming Soon!~Two new song cycles for voice, violin and piano, 'Sea Change' and 'Rumpelstiltskin and the Falcon King'. Hear sample clips of all three cycles at:
'In the Garden' available now.
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'In The Garden' ~ a song cycle for medium voice and piano by Sarah Mattox

Click on a track title below to hear a sample of each song. (Total duration of cycle app. 15mins)
Performed by
Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano & Judith Cohen, piano

From the composer: Music and poetry have been a big part of my life since I was a little girl. It seemed natural at some point to combine these two passions in the form of Art Song. The first music I wrote to be performed publicly was an a cappella SSA piece. It was performed in Willamette University’s Spring Concert by the University Women’s Choir. This experience inspired me to continue composing. About a year later, I wrote my first song cycle, ‘Fragments of a Portrait’, which was premiered in the Sunriver Music Festival’s Fireside Concert series. I performed it again at Willamette University as part of my senior recital. My second song cycle, ‘Scenes of Childhood’, is a set of miniatures for violin and voice. I first performed it in 1999 in a recital during graduate studies at the University of Washington.‘In the Garden’ is my third song cycle, but the first I’ve prepared for public distribution as a printed score. As with the other cycles, I found it most natural to use my own poetry. ‘In the Garden’ was composed for Medium Voice and Piano with the needs of an advanced student or devoted avocational singer in mind. It was my hope that it would find its way into voice studios. I am thrilled that it has also garnered the interest of seasoned professionals. It was premiered by baritone Michael Schmidt in a recital at the historic Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis in May of 2010. The mezzo-soprano premiere by Barbara LeMay will take place in a series of recitals in October of 2010 and spring of 2011. Ms. LeMay has recorded ‘In the Garden’ on her new CD, which will also feature works by Respighi, Brahms, and Chaminade and will be released in the fall of 2010.

'In the Garden' was also featured in Song Nouveau, the inaugural concert of the TangleTown Trio. For more information, visit