Virgil Thomson

Four Saints in Three Acts

“It was groundbreaking in form, content, and for its all-black cast, with singers directed by Eva Jessye, a prominent black choral director, and supported by her choir.” (Wikipedia)

Rose-cheeked Laura, Come

original version for mezzo-soprano “of operatic range” with clarinet, viola and harp. Also published for SATB arranged by composer, and in a version for voice and piano.

The Feast of Love

Pervigilium Veneris, anonymous Latin, 2nd or 4th century, translated by Virgil Thomson