No. 79 of 2015’s 100 Poems.
A setting of bud(piggy nuvduh fienus, by E. E. Cummings.
The score reads:
Typewriters, books, desks + chalkboards, etc.
cash registers, stiletto heels, clinking glasses, Mozart on vinyl, etc.
- emphasizing the end rhymes of the opening and closing lines
- drawing out the “oo” vowel at the ends of all other lines
- speaking in the accent the text suggests
Vocalist downstage-center, ensemble fills the stage behind him