Mad Girl's Love Song

(Sylvia Plath)

Year: 2018

Instrumentation: soprano & alto voices

Duration: 5 minutes

Program Notes

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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