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.
Purposeful singing is what concerns most composers most of their lives. Purposeful singing to me signifies that a composer has come into possession of musical materials of related orders of experience; given these, the composer’s problem then is to shape them coherently so that they are intelligible in themselves, and hence, communicable to an audience. — Aaron Copland, Music and Imagination