Both your Mothers

1996, Revised 1998 | baritone or mezzo-soprano/double bass in C or solo tuning (D) or baritone/cello.

Poem by Jerzy Ficowski (1924-2006), translated by Keith Bosley.

Song 3 of cycle Holocaust 1944.

Song 14 of chamber opera Come to Me in Dreams.

The premiere recording is on the 2003 Albany release Dreaming with baritone William Sharp and double bassist Gary Karr. To purchase, please click here.

Click here for more information about the Acis’ release Holocaust 1944, with baritone Dashon Burton and double bassist Logan Coale.


Some newer editions may already have these corrections. If you have an older copy, please contact me for a complimentary updated score.

  • 150 — the second note in the bass part is a concert E flat, not an E natural.