New Blog Post 3
Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:04 AM
One week before returning to the recording studio to finish the Joseph Schwantner-Marc Mellits-Robert Morris disc for the Music and Arts record label. Here is a photo from the recent June-July session showing contralto Karen Clark in musical consultation with cellist David Morris, no doubt discussing a fine point involving Schwantner’s third Henry David Thoreau Song: “I mark the summer’s swift decline."
I mark the summer’s swift decline
The springing sward its grave clothes weaves
Whose rustling woods the gales confine
The aged year turns on its couch of leaves.
Oh could I catch the sounds remote
Could I but tell to human ear
The strains which on the breezes float
And sing the requiem of the dying year.