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Soprano Uses Lifelong Talent for Degree Fullfillment

by Kayla Lynch

Juliane Beckett, a senior at WVU Parkersburg, sang in her very own recital at the First Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg. In May, she will be graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in multi-disciplinary studies. The program consisted of a five-part recital.

The first part consisted of two pieces. The first was “Care Selve” from Atlanta by George Frideric Handel. The second was “Vissi D’arte, vissi d’amore” from Tosca by Giacomo Puccini.

The second part consisted of three pieces. The first two pieces were “Nuit D’etoiles” and “Romance,” both by Claude Debussy. The third piece was “D’une Prison” by Reynaldo Hahn.

The third part consisted of only one piece. This piece was “Allerseelan” by Richard Strauss.

The fourth part consisted of five pieces. The first three pieces were by composer Aaron Copland. They were “The Little Horse,” “Zion’s Walls” and “Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?” The next two pieces by Amy Beach were “Ah, Love, but a Day!” and “The Year’s at the Spring.”

The fifth and final part of the recital consisted of two pieces. The first was “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin. The final piece was “Deep River” by Henry T. Burleigh.

Once the recital ended, guests joined together in the dining hall and visited with Juliane and her family.

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