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The Rub of Love (1995)

For SATB chorus
Text by an anonymous Greek poet

Commissioned and premiered by Chanticleer, Louis Botto, Music Director, in 1995
The world premiere performance of this work was presented in honor of Nancy Shafman and Mark Kagan
on the occasion of their wedding.
Duration: 2 1/2 minutes

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Colors of Love - Chanticleer

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Colors of Love - Chanticleer.

 
Program Note

This work was commissioned and premiered by Chanticleer, in 1995 Louis Botto, Music Director.  The work is dedicated to Chanticleer with admiration and gratitude.  The world premiere performance of this work is presented in honor of Nancy Shafman and Mark Kagan on the occasion of their wedding.

— Augusta Read Thomas

Text

The Rub of Love
Anonymous Greek poet

Once while plaiting a wreath
I found Eros among the roses.
I grabbed him by the wings
and dipped him in the wine
and drank him down.
Now inside my limbs
he tickles me with his wings.

 

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