Warren M. Swenson http://wrti.org en Numbering the Stars on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/numbering-stars-now-time <p>We reflect on the Battle of Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, July 7th at 10 pm</strong>. Warren Swenson sets the Civil War poetry of <em>Moby-Dick</em> author Herman Melville in <em>Battle Pieces</em>. Infused with the musical accents of the time and with riveting word pictures, <em>Battle Pieces</em> honors, in Lincoln’s undying phrase, “the last full measure of devotion” given at Gettysburg.<br><br>Dedications of other sorts round out the program. In the short brass piece <em>Numbering the Stars</em>, Rodney Rogers quotes the 19th-century hymn “Wondrous Love.” Sarah Meneely Kyder sets a poem of her sister’s, using text from their father in World War II, in <em>Letter from Italy, 1944</em>. With <em>Zoë Cansdale of Hartburn</em>, Dick Hensold remembers the life of a young woman taken too soon, in music for pipes that is both poignant and uplifting.<br> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:32:23 +0000 Kile Smith 6163 at http://wrti.org Numbering the Stars on Now Is the Time