What rose out of the white leaves of your body

2017 | soprano/clarinet.

Poem by Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), translated by Ruth and Matthew Mead and Michael Hamburger.

Song 1 of The Secret Exit.

Commissioned by The University of Alabama at Birmingham for soprano Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk and clarinetist Denise Gainey. 

Premiere: January 26, 2018 at Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, AL with Kristine and Denise.