Publisher: G. Schirmer
A Thousand Tongues (cello version) (2009)
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
August 28, 2009
Jody Redhage, cello
A Thousand Tongues
was commissioned by cellist and vocalist Jody Redhage. This piece is a short but intense response to the following text by Stephen Crane:
Yes, I have a thousand tongues,
And nine and ninety-nine lie.
Though I strive to use the one,
It will make no melody at my will,
But is dead in my mouth.