Range: D4-F-sharp 5
I have this collection of poetry from Pitt Press that I’ve been reading and reading since about 1992. A few poems by Ted Kooser caught my mind and I filed them away for a future text setting. When Katherine Crawford asked me to write a piece for her and electronics, I decided to finally act on these poems. The two poems, “Selecting a Reader” and “A Widow,” are set in a continuous musical framework even though there is no programatic reason or connection between the two.