Sarah Kirkland Snider: Everything That Ever Was for soprano, baritone, and piano

for soprano, baritone, and piano.

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Additional Info

  • Composer
    Sarah Kirkland Snider
  • Publisher
    G Schirmer Inc
  • Format
    Vocal Score
  • Genre
    20th Century
  • Text

    Tracy K. Smith

  • Language


For soprano, baritone, and piano. Text by Tracy K. Smith.

Composer note
Commissioned by baritone Will Liverman and soprano Renée Fleming, Everything That Ever Was sets a poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, from her Pulitzer-prize winning collection, Life on Mars. The song imagines a couple negotiating the weight of human history as it relates to their relationship in the present: “Like a wide wake, rippling/Infinitely into the distance, everything/That ever was still is, somewhere/Floating near the surface, nursing/Its hunger for you and me/And the now we’ve named/And made a place of.”

— Sarah Kirkland Snider

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