Songs in the Dark (2016)

Text by Emily Brontë (1818-1848)
There are multiple versions:
mezzo-soprano/soprano and piano
mezzo-soprano/soprano, piano, synth and electric bass
mezzo-soprano/soprano, string quartet, vibraphone, electric bass
Chamber jazz version (email info@jenniferbellor.com for more info about this version)

Songs in the Dark (2016)

for mezzo-soprano and piano

Duration: 12 minutes
PDF Score: $20


1. The Night Is Darkening (text from poem “Night is Darkening”) – she is caught in the middle of a metaphorical storm that ultimately sucks her into the vortex of despair.
Interlude – “Frozen” creating the cold and dreary atmosphere; leaves falling from trees and other instruments join in before voice begins
2. Fall, Leaves, Fall (text from poem “Fall, Leaves, Fall”) – she embraces darkness, welcoming death around her
3. I’ll Not Weep (text from poem “Stanzas”) – even though she may be sad that he dies, she really is just sad to be stuck here and hopes that she can die too very soon and join him.

Songs in the Dark (2016)

for mezzo-soprano, piano, synth and electric bass
Album Score: I’ll Not Weep, Air & Angels, Night is Darkening, Fall, Leaves, Fall
text by Emily Brontë (1818-1848) and John Donne (1572-1631)


PDF Score: $25


PDF Score and parts: $50
Email info@jenniferbellor.com for information on purchasing the score and parts bundle.

Songs in the Dark (2016)

for mezzo-soprano, string quartet, vibraphone, electric bass
text by Emily Brontë (1818-1848)


Duration: 7 minutes
PDF Score and Parts: $20


1. The Night Is Darkening (text from poem “Night is Darkening”) – she is caught in the middle of a metaphorical storm that ultimately sucks her into the vortex of despair.
Interlude – “Frozen” creating the cold and dreary atmosphere; leaves falling from trees and other instruments join in before voice begins
2. Fall, Leaves, Fall (text from poem “Fall, Leaves, Fall”) – she embraces darkness, welcoming death around her