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The Snow Man | STACY GARROP • COMPOSER

The Snow Man



AUDIO
Performed by Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano, and Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

DURATION
4'15"

POET

Wallace Stevens

INSTRUMENTATION
Voice with piano

YEAR COMPOSED
2010

RESTRICTIONS
This piece is in public domain in the United States and can be purchased and performed without restrictions.
For all other countries, the piece will be available for purchase and/or performance in 2025.

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TEXT
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.