LOVE (AFTER ROCHEFOUCAULD) (2012)

for  a capella chorus (SSAATTB). Premiered by the Yale Glee Club, Jeffrey Douma, conductor, November 22, 2013. Text by Francois de la Rochefoucauld, adapted by Tom Clark. 4'

PROGRAM NOTE

I have kept most of Tom Clark's translation, but have used a couple words from other translations. As much as possible, I tried to illustrate the text through the architecture of this brief setting. It should be be playful, even puckish.

Text

Love
like ghosts,
much talked about
seldom seen.