Jennifer E. Rose ~ Composer

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This work for Counter-Tenor, Harp, and Piano began as an adaptation of Alexander Pope's poem "Solitude".  After researching his poem, I discovered that Pope rewrote his poem and altered the title to "Ode on Solitude".  Though he altered the title and changed a few of the stanzas slightly, the original meaning of the poem remains intact.  Pope seems to be content with a life of not being known, but there is an underlying internal torment in his quest for contentment in a life of solitude.  The timbre of the counter-tenor combined with the harp and piano bring an ethereal setting to Pope's poem.