A one-act opera based on four poems by e. e. cummings. 14 minutes. Music by Christopher Hossfeld. Orchestration: oboe, bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello, and singers. First performance during VI, A Night of Student Opera Premiers, November 1999, Harvard University; David Salvage, Music Director; sponsored by the Harvard-Radcliffe Contemporary Music Ensemble.
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- Man (tenor)
- Woman (soprano)
- Narrator (tenor)
- Two Old Ladies, sometimes and always (mezzo-sopranos)
1. now two old ladies sit peacefully knitting
Narrator, Two Old Ladies, Woman
2. may i feel said he
Narrator, Man, Woman
3. i like my body when it is with your
4. don’t get me wrong oblivion