Performed by the Riot Ensemble (with harpsichord instead of piano).
Soprano and chamber ensemble
TextWalt Whitman : Leaves of Grass
Thought is based on a short eponymous text by Walt Whitman from his collection Leaves of Grass. He authored many epigrammatic writings of that name, each dealing with a different moral or philosophical issue that was important to him. He wrote on topics including nature, ownership, spirituality, justice, and more. This work, commissioned by the Riot Ensemble, is a meditation on one of those texts.