About the Work
“Give Me Hunger” was commissioned by a consortium of five universities including:
Iowa State University, James Rodde
Michigan State University, David Rayl
Millikin University, Brad Holmes
Texas Tech University, Rick Bjella/Alan Zabriskie
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Lucinda Thayer
World premiere: 2018 Central ACDA Conference in Chicago, IL. Iowa State University Singers. James Rodde, conductor.
This score will be available for sale on Dec. 1, 2018 after performances by the commissioning consortium.
At a Window
Give me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Shut me out with shame and failure From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!
But leave me a little love,
A voice to speak to me in the day end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room
Breaking the long loneliness.
In the dusk of day-shapes
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow. Let me go to the window,
Watch the day-shapes of dusk
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.