Borrowed Love Poems

ENS.2006.3a | 6.15.06-6.19.06 | 18’
Voice, Piano

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Mellissa Hughes (soprano)
Karl Larson (piano)
with Sarah Goldfeather (violin) in Mov. 6

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Borrowed Love Poems
Poem by John Yau from “Borrowed Love Poems”
Songs 1-10

I discovered poet John Yau’s eponymous volume on a ladder at the Strand one day in 2001, where it lay as if waiting for me. Though I immediately knew I had to set his work, it was several years before inspiration struck. Then one day I was in the shower and I heard the fifth song singing in my head, ready to go, and I jumped out, dripping wet, ready to begin. Borrowed Love Poems comprises ten songs for voice and piano and lasts about 17 minutes.

Borrowed Love Songs was premiered at the 2014 Tribeca New Music Festival by Mellissa Hughes and Karl Larson with special guest Sarah Goldfeather

Borrowed Love Poems (String Quartet Version)

ENS.2006.3b | 2008 | 18’
Voice, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello

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