Tempest Fugit

SATB chorus with solo (2004)

Once upon a time, Social Band commissioned me and twenty-two other Vermont composers to write songs. I chose to write about slugs. The first eight lines of text are from a 1940 poem by Percy MacKaye, a minor American poet. I cobbled together the rest of the text from various sources, much as a slug is cobbled together from optic and sensory tentacles, pneumostomes, mantles, skirts, and slime.

tempest fugit