Fairly tonal, for Mezzo-soprano with a small ensemble.
A poem by Adrienne Rich. I can’t call it a setting because I can't ‘add’ to the poet’s work. More a musical background, the words have nonetheless been put to the vocal line.
I was trying to capture the mood.
Please give it a listen and if you’re of a mind, comment good or bad. Although it’s la-lah’d in this rendering I’m quite concerned about how I split up the syllables and whether the brief ‘musical interludes’ between phrases are too long (BTW, I'm aware I spelled 'rooted' wrong in bar 121). Any comments about these would be most welcome.
Mezzo-soprano part only