What Is the Word

A setting of Samuel Beckett's last poem scored for 2 sopranos, cello and narrator

Published by Universal Edition

Tread lightly

Words: Oscar Wilde

When days are long in May

Words: Jaufré Rudel (translation: Frederick Goldin)

Not waving, but drowning

Words: Stevie Smith

The darkling thrush

Words: Thomas Hardy


Thro’ midnight streets

SATB, clarinet, viola, cello and piano
Words: William Blake ('London')
Published by Universal Edition

Care-charmer Sleep

SATB unaccompanied

Words: Samuel Daniel
Published by Universal Edition

In the bleak midwinter

Words: Christina Rossetti

SSAATTBB unaccompanied

Published by Universal Edition

Sheep like stones

Words: Jenny Overton

Never doubt I love

Words: William Shakespeare

The Canticle of the Sun

Words: St. Francis of Assisi, translated by Adrian House

The Villagers’ Carol

Words: Kenneth Grahame

Carry her over the water

Words: W.H. Auden

This endris night

Words: English 15th century

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