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Half a Year Together

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1987

  • September 8, 1987
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FOR MEDIUM OR HIGH VOICE AND PIANO

 

Text by Richard Howard

Dedicated to Judith Bettina

 

Premiere: February 24, 1987; Merkin Concert Hall, New York; Group for Contemporary Music

Duration: 5’

 

 

Half a Year Together

Richard Howard

 

Music is one means of telling time

That forces memory

To conjugate the tenses of the mind.

In terms of moving sound:

When I hear music, all I was I am.

Love, I think, has something of the same

Effect, the other way

Around, permitting what has not yet been

To come into its own;

With you my love, what I will be I am.

 

© 1987 Text used by kind permission of Richard Howard. All rights reserved.

For medium or high voice and piano

Text by Richard Howard
5’