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Canticle

Canticle. Commissioned by the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, Craig Hella Johnson, Music Director. SATB, 3 cellos, 1 percussionist playing vibraphone, bass drum, tambourine. 65′. See the score. Read a review. Text: A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the...

De profundis

[First published in Broad Street Review, 22 Dec 2015, reprinted here by permission.] The first thing I noticed was his bare torso, the shirt ripped or pulled off, his large belly expanding and tightening as he bellowed. Two men held him from behind. One in front,...