from Act III of the English opera The Tender Land
by Aaron Copland
Libretto: Horner Everett
Role: Laurie Moss
, a girl who is about to graduate from high school
Voice Part: soprano Fach: soubrette|lyric soprano
Setting: A rural farm in Midwest America on the day of graduation, 1930s, June
Synopsis: As the sun rises and she waits to elope with Martin, Laurie realizes that she is about to embark on a whole new life. Everything seems newer and fresher.