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A Load of Shoes

2004 | baritone or mezzo-soprano/cello/piano

Poem by Vilna Ghetto survivor Abraham Sutzkever,translated by C.K. Williams

Song 2 of The Seed of Dream

Commissioned by Music of Remembrance, Seattle, WA.

To purchase Erich Parce, Amos Yang and Mina Miller performing this song, please click here

Click here to see a YouTube video from a live performance at St. Katerine Catheral in Vilnius, Lithuania on Jan 27, 2009. The video features baritone Stein Skjervold (Norway), cellist Tom Collingwood (UK) and pianist Sonata Zuboviene (Lithuania).


Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • Tempo should be 88 to a dotted quarter
  • Piano dynamic in m. 109 should be p or mp
  • cello part
    • m. 36, there should be a slide up from the F to the F
    • m. 122, there should be a slur on the B to the E
    • the last two measures should be an octave down