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A setting of the eponymous E. E. Cummings poem.

No. 66 in the 100 Poems project.

The orchestra part reads:

Each player spontaneously chooses a pitch and holds that pitch for the duration of the work, following the crescendi and decrescendi indicated in the score.

The arc of the orchestra part is a long crescendo from nothing to piano then back to nothing.

The soprano’s part is written in standard notation and is marked by long-held notes and large leaps.

Duration: 3’02”