Alex Freeman's I Feel the Same Way, Three songs of Lilian Moore (2015) for children's chorus (SSA) captures little moments of childhood wonder. Lilian Moore (1909-2004) was a poet and editor, who helped make children's books more affordable and worked to combat racial stereotypes in children's literature. In the printed collection, the ambiance of each poem is enhanced by the artwork of Robert Quackenbush. His illustrations for each of the poems that Freeman has set to music here are reproduced within this score with the aim of transporting young singers into the micro universes of Moore's poems.
Alex Freeman (b. 1972) grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Around the age of 13 he became interested in composing. In 1998 he moved to New York to begin his Doctoral studies at the Juilliard School, studying with Christopher Rouse. The focus of his doctoral document led him to Finland. The recipient of a Fulbright Full Fellowship, he moved to Helsinki in 2001 to research Sibelius's sketches and study composition with Eero Hämeenniemi at the Sibelius Academy. Dr. Freeman is currently composing full-time and lives with his wife and children in Finland.
Alex Freemanin lapsikuorolle säveltämät kolme laulua Lilian Mooren teksteihin (SSA, kieli englanti) vangitsevat tuokiokuviksi lapsuuden ihmeet. Robert Quackenbushin herkät kuvitukset johdattavat nuoret laulajat Mooren runojen pienoismaailmoihin.