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‘excerpt from “Billie”’

By Emily Franklin

UGA Undergraduate Student

"This is a clip from a "Billie" for saxophone and boombox by Jacob TV. I played this on my sophomore recital last semester, and it features audio clips from interviews with Billie Holiday about her career, as well as her fears and anxieties that went along with performing. Last semester was a low point for me, not only as far as school goes, but also in regards to my emotional and mental health. I was feeling disconnected from music and from those around me, but this was the piece that reminded me why I love music and came into my life at the point where I began to be honest with myself about my feelings and goals."