Something In A Summer's Day (vocal) – Kirk Nurock & Emily Dickinson

Composer Kirk Nurock's melody and harmonies provide the crucible in which Emily Dickinson's words are tempered into a shimmering diamond of exceptional beauty and intimate personal experience.

Kirk Nurock

born on February 28, 1948

Composer/pianist Kirk Nurock eschews the boundaries of genre, having worked with some of the greatest names in Broadway, classical music, and of course, jazz. He orchestrated for Dizzy Gillespie and Leonard Bernstein, composed a work for 20 voices and 3 canines which he conducted at Carnegie Hall, and won a scholarship at age 16, awarded by Duke Ellington. Nurock's diverse compositions or arrangements have been performed or recorded by the likes of Nat Adderley, Jane Ira Bloom, Tom Harrell, Dick Hyman, The Israel Philharmonic, Arnie Lawrence, David "Fathead" Newman, New World Symphony, Hank Jones and Bobby Previte. Read more...

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Emily Dickinson

December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886

Emily Dickinson is one of the best known American poets. Over the span of her quiet and reclusive life, she produced close to 1800 poems and many letters, the vast majority of which were not published or even acknowledged until after her death. Read more...

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