The Flood (1961-62)
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Text heard on Sample:
Noah: Wife, come in! Why stand'st thou there?It is time to go or drown, that I swear.
Noah's Wife: I see no need, though thou stay all day and stare.
Noah (aside): (Lord, that women be crabbed ay,And never are meek, that I may say,As is well seen by me todayIn witness of you each one.)Come in, wife, in twenty devils' way...
Noah's Wife: I will not come in today,And I shall not drown.Row forth, Noah, "save thy life"But mind thee, find a new wife.
Sons of Noah: Mother, we pray you, all together,Come into the ship for fear of the weather,The flood is flowing in full fast,For fear of drowning we are aghast.
Further Information on this Work:
Funeral Song (1908)
Trio for horn, cello and piano (2010-11)
Motets: Nunc dimittis from 'The Healer' (2014)