A Man Grown Silent in the Praise of God

The Dessoff Choir’s March 6 performance of my Transcendental Sonnets, based on poems by the Transcendentalist poet Jones Very and conducted by James Bagwell, is now up on my web site:

1. The Son
2. Enoch
3. Love
4. Faith
5. The Word

I thought it was the best ensemble performance I’ve had in my life. (It’s the two-piano version, not the orchestral version.)


  1. says

    Just had a listen to all the movements – gotta say the choir and soloists did a great job. The two piano version leaves the voices ‘out there’ and they were up to the challenge.
    Very accessible piece – quiet, gentle. Fits the text beautifully.
    KG replies: Thanks very much, Paul.

  2. says

    this sounds great. so much easier to hear the intricacies of the chorus (and the intricacies of the lyrics) with the two piano arrangement. though, i admit, i did like those orchestrations (especially in “Faith”)
    but this sounds very fresh.
    KG replies: Hi, Akie. Yeah, they did a great job. Maybe someday I’ll hear the orchestral version done with this same clarity.