say i am not far enough

Baritone voice, harp (or guitar), string quartet

Approx. 19 minutes

2003

Seven poems by Ursula K. Le Guin set for baritone voice.

"To be we need to know the river
holds the salmon and the ocean
holds the whales as lightly
as the body holds the soul
in the present tense, in the present tense."

This piece was written for, and dedicated to Scott Graff.
Texts are used with the author's permission

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Recording