AUGUSTA READ THOMAS

Floating Temples

for chorus and orchestra (2010)


Quarto (278 x 215 mm). Printed in black with autograph notes and musical conceptualization in black, pink, blue, green, and blue ink. Initialed and dated by composer at head of page.

Some wear and creasing; ca. 2″ x 1″ portion lacking to lower margin, not affecting text.

Floating Temples was premiered on 15 April 2011 by the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under Robert Mueller.

The text of the work is taken from “fragments from Haiku by Basho (1644 ­1694) along with suspended fragments from poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 ­1889), rearranged and created into a wholly new lyric by Augusta Read Thomas.” augustareadthomas.com


Published by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, the firm has come to be recognized as one of the leading international antiquarian dealers in the specialities of Music and Dance.

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