Mad Girl's Love Song
Instrumentation: soprano & alto voices
Duration: 5 minutes
This is one in a series of villanelles set for a cappella chorus. After first reading and setting Theodore Roethke’s “The Waking” I found quite a few wonderful poems in this most musical of poetic forms by various modern poets. This powerful poem by Sylvia Plath seemed to call for a setting with obsessive repetition.
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