THIS IS THE GARDEN

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1962

Instrumentation : 

choir, str, wind soloists,( fl., ob., cl., tpt.) perc

Duration (min): 

10:

Movements-Titles: 

1

Text Source/Author: 

THIS IS THE GARDEN - ee cummings - Text Cleared

First Performance: 

1962 - High School Choir and Musicians, Lubbock Texas

A setting for choir, solo winds, strings and percussion, of the poem by ee cummings. The work has an exotic quality in the instrumentation and treatment of the choir, reflecting the qualities inherent in the poem. most of the work is of medium difficulty, and has been successfully performed by strong amateur groups. There is no unusual notation, nor are any extended performance techniques required.

Written with the support of an MTNA Composer Grant.

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