Instrumentation: Soprano, Alto Flute, Harpsichord (alt: Piano), and Two Percussionists
Text by: Walt Whitman
Availability: Downloadable PDFs (Score & Individual Parts)
Commissioned by The Riot Ensemble
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Thought is based on a short eponymous text by Walt Whitman from his collection Leaves of Grass. He authored many epigrammatic writings of that name, each dealing with a different moral or philosophical issue that was important to him. He wrote on topics including nature, ownership, spirituality, justice, and more. This work, commissioned by the Riot Ensemble, is a meditation on one of those texts.