This piece was commissioned by or for the TCWC.
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
Pleasing Dog Music
This very fun and sassy text by Edna St. Vincent Millay was originally composed by Joan Griffith for jazz singer, Prudence Johnson, as part of The Millay Project. Joan’s subtle, yet sultry, jazz lines bring to life this clever text and leaves no doubt as to the true degree of sincerity of The Penitent. Joan Griffith and Anita Ruth’s delightful arrangement for SSA choir and piano was commissioned for the TCWC by Carol Rue.
Commission premiere date: May 5, 2005