Modern Love Songs : Someone New
for voice and piano (1999)



Duration
3 min.

Premiere
5 December 1999
Thomas Young, tenor / Susan Caldwell Nelson, piano
Songs by Chester Biscardi: Reisinger Concert Hall, Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

Text
Lyrics by William Zinsser

Range
medium voice (original): A#3 – E5
high voice: D4 – A♭5

Publisher
Biscardi Music Press No. B48-99-2 (available on request)
Classical Vocal Reprints:
High Voice No. CVR3618: Print / Digital
Medium Voice No. CVR3617:Print / Digital
Theodore Font Musical Literature, Inc.

Notes
SOMEONE NEW

Where did he [she] go?
The boy [girl] I was this morning?
Who never knew that birds could sing
   and skies could be so blue.

Where did she [he] come from?
She [He] wasn't here this morning.
She [He] chased away the other me
   and brought in someone new.

   How could that melancholy former me
   Slip away?
   I could have sworn that he [she]
   Was here to stay.

Where did he [she] go?
He [She] left without a warning.
But here's the thing
I'm really certain of:
That missing he [she]
Has left a brand new me,
A brand new boy [girl] in love.


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