Boy's lips : (a blues) (Adolescence, originally published as Adolescence I in The yellow house on the corner / Rita Dove) -- Blond men : (a torch song) (from Body and soul / Julie Kane) -- Big sister says, 1967 : (a honky-tonk) (Kathryn Daniels) -- The empty song : (a tango) (from Dreaming Frankenstein and collected poems / Liz Lochhead) -- I make my magic : (Isadora's dance) (Muriel Rukeyser).
Song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano.
Word-processed title page and poems (3 printed sheets) precede the manuscript.
Score includes revisions, either pasted in or accomplished with Wite-out.
Commissioned for Susanne Mentzer by artistic circles; premiere, Aug. 7, 2000, at Ravinia Music Festival, Chicago, Ill.
"c2000, Oxford University Press"--title page.
Lochhead, Liz, 1947-
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980.