The Hampsong Foundation gratefully recognizes the generous support of the Elinor Remick Warren Society in our collective mandate to invigorate the study and performance of American classic song. We are committed to supporting contemporary American composers and the legacies of composers who had a passion for American song. One of these composers was Elinor Remick Warren, described as “the only woman among the group of prominent American neo-romanticists that includes Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti” (Ammer, Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians). In collaboration with the Elinor Remick Warren Society, the Hampsong Foundation seeks to promote the music of Remick Warren through performances, radio broadcasts, and publications.
Throughout all the Sorrow Songs there breathes a hope–a faith in the ultimate justice of things…..that sometime, somewhere, men will judge by their souls and not by their skins. Is such a hope justified? Do the Sorrow Songs sing true? — W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk