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To My Child

2004 | baritone or mezzo-soprano/cello/piano

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

Song 3 of The Seed of Dream

Commissioned by Music of Remembrance, Seattle, WA.

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


Some newer editions may already have these corrections.

  • All tempos in the song should be slightly slower (i.e., instead of a quarter = 69 at beginning, quarter = 66, etc. Tempos are guidelines anyway.