No Frigate - (2011)
medium voice and piano
is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
frugal is the chariot
That bears the human soul!
page, circa 1' 20"
the midst of working on new engravings of many older works which I will post
as well as the continuation on a full-length opera, from time to time I read
as refreshment, entertainment and enlightenment. Dickinson has told us the
truth, for in our arts -- so much of it free to us today -- we may traverse
many lands and times.
simple, one page setting honors us all, who read, who listen, who are
carried off by stories and ideas and turns of phrases, by melodies and
colors and visions.
is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial
performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement
with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.