I Want to Know My Name
This piece was commissioned by or for the TCWC.
Pleasing Dog Music
The TCWC engaged Joan Griffith to set to music the essence of one chapter of Carolyn Holbrook’s memoir. “I Want to Know My Name” recalls a vision of what the aftermath of Carolyn’s birth may have been like, when her parents learned that she was born with a “caul.” People born with a thin membrane covering their face, sometimes referred to as a veil or a caul, are said to have second sight. This powerful piece is scored for SSAA choir and narrator. “I Want to Know My Name” was commissioned by the TCWC with funding from the Renee Robbins Memorial Fund, The Willens Family Foundation, Julie Anderson and Carol Rue.
Commission premiere date: February 7, 2004
Performances of this piece:
Stitching the Word, Weaving Our Song