Shadows over a cradle... (2015)
for SSAA choir | 00:02:30
by Melissa Dunphy | text by Lola Ridge
Commissioned for Ancora by the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir (Robert Geary, director).
(Shadows over a cradle...
throws something in the fire
and a smaller hand
runs into the flame and out again,
singed and empty...
settling over a cradle...
and a fire.)
—From Sun-Up by Lola Ridge (1920)
Other Lola Ridge songs:
It's strange about stars...
Different kinds of shadows
Artwork by Aurelian Sandulescu
- 16 Nov, 2019: Nazareth College Treble Choir at Glazer Music Performance Center, Rochester, NY
- 26 Apr, 2018: McNeese State University Women's Ensemble at Tritico Theatre, Lake Charles, LA
- 20 Apr, 2018: McNeese State University Women's Ensemble at First United Methodist Church, Lake Charles, LA
- 05 Mar, 2016: Acalanes High School Bella Voce at 2016 Northern California Golden State Choral Competition, CA
- 31 Jan, 2016: Volti Choral Institute at CYO Retreat Center, Occidental, CA
- 27 Mar, 2015: Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, CA