ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, THE



Performed By: Patricia Stiles, mezzo soprano; Graham Cox, piano

Instrumentation:
Soprano, piano

Text: Jeanne Shepard

Duration: 1 minute 30 seconds

Available From:
Libby Larsen Publishing

Composer's Notes:
Jeanne Shepard started writing poetry late in her life, and what interested me most about her work is the way she draws from her entire life, from the perspective of a septuagenarian. The three poems that comprise Late in the Day, including "The Ant and the Grasshopper," explore various truisms of life but with the wisdom of the years. I have tried to be as true to the poetry as I can with both the word setting and the atmosphere created by the music.

— Libby Larsen

Additional Information:
Extracted from "Late in the Day." The recording is available on the CD "Vitality Begun"