ANNA LARSON, composer
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The Match Girl's Snow Queen


A Musical

Composer Facsimile Edition, 50 min.

Among Larson's theater projects are two with Joe Martin: a musical, The Match Girl's Snow Queen, produced in 1993 at American University in Washington, D.C. by Open Theatre, of which she was a founding member, and incidental music for a stylized production of Strindberg's Ghost Sonata in 1988 at American Showcase theater (published by I.E. Clark). With Michael Oliver, Larson wrote Seven Faces, a theater piece based on the seven stages of grief, that was performed as a song cycle in 1990 by the University of Maryland's 20th Century Ensemble.


Overture mp3 Over Plains mp3
Match Girl's Song mp3 Robber Drinking Song
Troll Scene mp3 Wild Doves mp3
In the Valley Grow the Roses mp3 Lullaby for Robber Granny mp3
Sleigh Ride mp3 Over Plains
River Scene
mp3 What Love Can Do mp3
Flower Scene

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Over Plains
Snowflake Regiment
Hoping The Years Go By
Robbers Opening Scene mp3 Finale mp3

The Open Theatre cast of the Snow Queen includes: Leigh Wirth as The Match Girl, Bert Wirth as The Grandmother, Lisa Lias as Gerda, Raquis Petree as Kay, Steve Wilhite as Crow & Robber & Granny, Deborah Holstine as Lady Crow, Ellen Boggs as The Finn Woman, Stella Davie as Robber Girl, Edie Senter as Princess & Lapp Woman & Snow Queen, Mark Simpson as Reindeer and, as many others, is in the Ice Chorus. The musicians are: Edith Di Bartolo, piano; Lillian Armstrong, flute; Kevin Cordt, trumpet; Jane Creagan, percussion; and Anna Larson, synthesizer. The director is Joe Martin and musical direction is by Anna Larson.


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