version for mixed chorus, tenor solo, piano (1994) 6′
version for men’s chorus, tenor solo, piano (1994) 6′
lyrics by Langston Hughes
published by G. Schirmer Inc.
- commissioned by the Gateway Men’s Chorus
This is a dramatic setting of powerful poetry by Langston Hughes. Itwas commissioned by a community Men’s chorus; I later prepared an SATB version. It is dark and dramatic, and requires a convincing tenor soloist.