jason hoogerhyde
COMPOSER
By the Same Light (1995)

for soprano and chamber ensemble

Duration: 16'

Score and parts available from the composer

By the Same Light collects my first large-scale collaboration with the poetry of W.S. Merwin.  This cycle of six poems center around the recurring idea of being deeply connected to something or someone, yet feeling some distance or separation from them.  I chose this group of texts for their rich, colorful and metaphorical imagery, which offered me ample material to develop and explore in the varied timbral world of the mixed quintet (two winds, two strings, and piano).

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