The Song & Slogan Performance Documentary


Celebrating the life and work of poet Carl Sandburg, this Emmy winning performance documentary features a musical adaptation of the poet’s Prairie performed in a natural prairie setting. Opera star Jerry Hadley, who performs the work with an instrumental ensemble, commissioned composer Daniel Steven Crafts to write the new chamber work with voice. (Producer Tim Hartin, Associate producer and cellist Barbara Hedlund).

Links

Photos and history from the film set of the PBS Emmy Winning Music/Video/Documentary "The Song & the Slogan"

(featuring four-time Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned tenor, Jerry Hadley and cellist Barbara S. Hedlund)

WILL-TV's Pressroom Article on The Song and the Slogan

 

Sound Files

David Hartman reads poetry of Carl Sandburg

The Illinois Farmer by Daniel Steven Crafts - performers Jerry Hadley, tenor and Eric Dalheim, piano

 The 2003 Emmy Winning Composition for Best Music The Song and Slogan for Tenor and Chamber Ensemble, composed by Daniel Steven Crafts, comissioned by four time Grammy Winner and Metropolitan Opera Tenor Jerry Hadley - performers - Jerry Hadley, Tenor, Barbara Hedlund, Cello & Documentary Associate Producer, Eric Dalheim, Piano, a University of Illinois School of Music Faculty ensemble, Paul Vermel, Conductor

Roger Cooper, announcer for the WILL FM Radio "Second Sunday Series", April 14, 2002, Live Broadcast Premiere of The Prairie Mother Suite for Cello and Piano - performers Barbara Hedlund, cello, Eric Dalheim, piano

Info Babe Answers the E-Mail, Movement I from The Prairie Mother Suite for Cello and Piano by Daniel Steven Crafts - performers Barbara Hedlund, cello, Eric Dalheim, piano

BSH in her studio late at night with a cup of decidedly not decaffeinated coffee, Movement II from The Prairie Mother Suite for Cello and Piano by Daniel Steven Crafts - performers Barbara Hedlund, cello, Eric Dalheim, piano

Super Xerox Woman Makes a Midnight Run, Movement III from The Prairie Mother Suite for Cello and Piano by Daniel Steven Crafts - performers Barbara Hedlund, cello, Eric Dalheim, piano

Gig Mamma Sets the Schedule, Movement IV from The Prairie Mother Suite for Cello and Piano by Daniel Steven Crafts - performers Barbara Hedlund, cello, Eric Dalheim, piano

Cello sheet music library

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