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John Duke & the American Art Song: News

"Marking a Century: Music at Smith (1909-2009)" - February 9, 2010 (Marlene Wong)

John Duke Events @ Smith College

There was a performance and reception to celebrate the 1st publication of John Duke's Four Chinese Love Lyrics, on Friday, November 5, 2010, at 5:00 pm on Sweeney Concert Hall stage, Sage Hall, Smith College.

Karen Smith-Emerson, Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor of Music,  with Clifton J. Noble, Jr., at the keyboard.


October 15, 2010 --- The Smith College Archives is pleased to announce the first publication of John Duke's Four Chinese Love Lyrics, for soprano and piano (Ed. No. 1556), by Recital Publications (Huntsville, TX).

These are the first "new" Duke songs to be published since 2001. They are available directly from Recital Publications, or through your local vendor.

Two other Duke song sets are published by Recital Publications: Eight songs on translations from the Greek and Latin lyric poets, for baritone and piano (Ed. No. 99); and Five Lewis Carroll poems, for medium voice and piano (Ed. No. 100).

The John Duke Papers (Smith College Archives)

Recent Additions and gifts to the John Duke Papers:

The Duke Family

Karen, Dorothy, and John Duke (Reproduced with permission from the Smith College Archives)