Massacre of the Boys

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

Poem Tadeusz Różewicz (1921-2014), translated by Adam Czerniawski.

Song 6 of cycle Holocaust 1944.

Song 10 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. Click here to purchase.

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 an updated score.

  • 44: bass can add a harmonic on beat 4 if desired.
  • 46: bass can add a harmonic on beat 3 and on beat 1 of 47.