Man Proposes, God Disposes

1996, Revised 2018 | soprano/alto saxophone; soprano/clarinet or soprano/bassoon.

2023 | mezzo-soprano/alto saxophone; mezzo-soprano/clarinet; mezzo-soprano/bassoon.

Poem by “Koleba” — a combination of names of 3 poets — Kosek (1932-1942), Löwy (1931-1942), and Bachner (died 1944)

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Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • if you need an extra breath, the voice can breathe after “to” in m.21