Alleycat Love Song

Song TitleAlleycat Love Song (Search)
Composer(s):Joelle Wallach
Composer Underrepresented GroupFemale; Jewish (Search)
Author(s):Dana Gioia
Keyword(s) & Features: Aching; Addressee: Cat; Autumn; Catnip; Cats; Courting; Croaking; Dawn; Doors; Fireflies; Flea collars; Fred; Frogs; Full Moon; Fur; Gardens; Humorous; Ignoring; Lakes; Meowing; Mustard-brown; Nightjars; Personification: Cat; Personification: Fireflies; Pets; Pines; Rhapsody; Scratching; Sex; Singing; Soothing; Sweetgum trees; Whiskers
Average Duration3:15 (Search)
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Musical FormModified strophic (Search)
Original LanguageEnglish (Search)
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Difficulty LevelMasters/Young Artist (Search)
Voice part suggested by composerMedium/High voice
Trivial or Important references and connectionsWritten in the imaginary voice of Jasmin, Wallach’s magical cat and mini-muse, Alley Cat Love Song, based on a poem by Dana Gioia, is a lyrical, lusty look at longing and an exuberant collaboration between piano and voice. (Search)
Recommended Printed Sourcecontact composer Joelle Wallach OR (Search)
Other (musical allusions, accompaniment figures)Melodic classical torch song in the voice of Jasmin, the composer's magical cat and mini-muse. (Search)
Contributor Joelle Wallach (Search)
Contributor Affiliation BMI (Search)
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