I Had Rather

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I Had Rather

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for mixed chorus a cappella (2004)

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The first edition, from Carl Fischer.

The first edition, from Carl Fischer.

  • Premiere: 26 October 2004 / Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. / The Presidential Singers / Judith Clurman
  • Instrumentation: SATB
  • Duration: 5'
  • Text: George Washington

Program Note

Composed during the winter of 2004 in New York City for Judith Clurman for inclusion on a program of rounds by various contemporary American composers on 26 October 2004 at the Library of Congress, the words to this piece are by that most Cincinnatus-like of American presidents, George Washington: "I had rather be on my own farm, than be emperor of the world."

Conductor Judith Clurman premiered the work.

Conductor Judith Clurman premiered the work.

(Banner image: the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)