the my-ste-ry of faith

text by Cortlandt Matthews

written for the 2019 Longy Divergent Studio


 

Soprano. Oboe, Piano.

4’


text:

the my-ste-ry of faith

soft light
catches a
column of
sacred smoke
dancing.

seeming, to
insist that there’s
so much more than
observation could
ever offer.

I sigh,
and try to ignore the fluorescent bulb,
and the clanging thurible
through reverend
monsignor’s lavalier microphone.

Performances:

  • 6/18/2019 (premiere)

    • Corrine Byrne, soprano; Kemp Jernigan, oboe; Donald Berman, piano

    • Longy School of Music - Cambridge, MA


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