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Spoon River Anthology

for SATB

Text by Edgar Lee Masters

"Flaherty's music is hauntingly beautiful in its simplicity and understatement and van Zyl plays it to affecting perfection - a perfect fit for the wide and varied characters from Illinois' past that parade before us." [Pomona College Theater, Pieter van Zyl, musical director]
– Don Maslowski, Long Beach Press-Telegram

premiered February 2005
Pomona College Theater
Claremont, California

Original Cast:
Thomas Leabhart, director
Pieter van Zyl, music director, pianist

Ben Acland (PO'07)
Camille Brown (SC'06)
Gaylene Butler (PI'06)
Dorothy Drury(PI"06)
Tyrus Emory (PI"08)


Elizabeth Gibbs (SC"08)
Mark Harley (PO"05)
Julia Hudson (PI'08)
Christina Hurtado (PO'06)
Anna Penniman (PO'05)
Valerie Rigsbee (SC'07)
Jack Rosenfield (PO'05)
Zachary Tewalthomas (PO'05)

Overture: excerpts from Fiddler Jones, Rebecca Wasson, Petit the Poet, Julian Scott, Hare Drummer, Jeremy Carlisle

Overture piano
3’23”
The Hill  soprano, ST, piano 
  5’03”
Hare Drummer soprano, tenor, piano 
1’46”
Johnnie Sayre   tenor, piano
1’47”
Scene change to Nellie Clark piano
1’00”
Nellie Clark soprano, SS, piano 
2’24”
Petit the Poet  tenor, TT , piano
2’16”
Ernest Hyde      unison chorus
2’25”
Many Soldiers   piano
2’00”
Mabel Osborne soprano, piano 
2’06”
Rebecca Wasson  soprano, piano 
4’20”
Julian Scott  tenor, bass, piano
1’30”
Dippold the Optician SATB, piano
2’20”
Jeremy Carlisle SATB, piano
3”00
Fiddler Jones baritone, piano
3’18”