Amid a Crowd of Stars: Prologue and Overture for Chamber Orchestra and Baritone

1993 | Commissioned by the Longy School of Music | text by W.B. Yeats | 9 minutes
baritone, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano, and strings

Contact for complete score and parts.
Prologue available for voice alone as “When You are Old

Recognized by The Boston Globe as one of Boston’s Best New Works of 1993

It says quite a great deal that Howard Frazin’s Amid a Crowd of Stars—an unaccompanied Yeats setting for Robert Honeysucker, then a gently chromatic, dreamy, Delius-like rhapsody for an orchestra of 15—made such an attractively atmospheric impression….Best to remember this concert for what it added to life and what it promised—the Howard Frazin premiere was one exhibit.
— Richard Buell, The Boston Globe

Past Performances

Longy SeptemberFest Gala Opening Concerts

Pickman Hall
Cambridge, MA
September 10-11, 1993

Robert Honeysucker, baritone
SeptemberFest Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Rink, conductor