Portrait of a Patriot

Composer: 
George Cole
Catalog numbers: 

EBM MR00437/ HL 295203

Duration (minutes): 
14
Detailed Instrumentation: 
Baritone Voice Solo: SATB Chorus: 3 Tpt.2 Hn.3 Tbn.Tuba: 2 Perc: Piano
Portrait of a Patriot was written in 1963, a time when American culture stood at the cusp of radical change that would come to define the decade in history. This cantata with music by George Cole and an edgy, even confrontational libretto by Robert Miles vividly reflects the conflict as well as the optimism of era in which it was written, with a style and a message that continues to reverberate in the present day.