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