This is My Letter to the World - Jay Rizzetto

from This is My Letter to the World by Kate Amrine

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Emily Dickinson’s poem “This is My Letter to the World” was believed to have been written in 1862 and published four years after her death. Dickinson was known for being a recluse yet often communicated to many people through writing letters. Jay Rizzetto’s work based on Dickinson’s poem is a very deceptively complex piece composed for trumpet and narrator. The balance between the poem and the trumpet is managed nicely by adding a bucket mute. While the poem can be interpreted in many ways, I experience it as the view of an artist about their work. As an activist and storyteller, I put together this album of different stories and viewpoints that I am excited to share with the world - and by doing so - it is out of my hands and free for the world to hear and experience but as Emily says - judge tenderly of me. So many of the issues that these pieces bring up (climate change, gun violence, identify, discrimination, abortion rights, etc) are extremely important to me and I hope that upon listening you will act and inspire others to do everything they can to make the world a better place. - Kate


This is my letter to the World

That never wrote to Me —

The simple News that Nature told

With tender Majesty

Her Message is committed

To Hands I cannot see —

For love of Her — Sweet — countrymen

Judge tenderly — of Me


from This is My Letter to the World, released January 24, 2020


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Kate Amrine New York, New York

Kate Amrine is a passionate trumpet player balancing a career developing new repertoire and freelancing with many different groups in the New York City area. She recently released her debut album “As I Am” featuring new music for trumpet by women composers. Kate also frequently performs on Broadway and in other regional musical theater productions both in and outside of the NYC area. ... more

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