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Julia Wolfe
Anthracite Fields

Julia Wolfe - Anthracite Fields

Haunting, poignant and relentlessly physical, Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields is a lovingly detailed oratorio about turn-of-the-20th c. Pennsylvania coal miners, and a fitting recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music. Weaving together personal interviews that she conducted with miners and their families, along with oral histories, speeches, rhymes and local mining lore, Wolfe sought to honor the working lives of Pennsylvania’s anthracite region. Featuring the always adventurous Bang on a Can All-Stars and the renowned Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Anthracite Fields merges diverse musical styles with classical themes.

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"IV. Flowers"


  1. 1. I. Foundation
  2. 2. II. Breaker Boys
  3. 3. III. Speech
  4. 4. IV. Flowers
  5. 5. V. Appliances

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