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We Real Cool


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

DURATION
2’25”

POET
Gwendolyn Brooks

YEAR COMPOSED
2010

THIS IS A MOVEMENT FROM:

The Book of American Poetry

VERSIONS AVAILABLE FOR:
Soprano
Mezzo-Soprano
Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano (duet)
Baritone

COMMISSIONER
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

ORDERING SCORES
Inkjar Publishing Company
$6 PDF format • $12 printed score
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CONCERT USE & MEDIA USE
Concert use of We Real Cool is already cleared.
Any media use of We Real Cool requires a separate fee to be paid to Gwendolyn Brooks’ estate. It is the performers’ responsibility to contact the Brooks’ estate and pay the fee. To do so, visit https://www.gwendolynbrooks.net/contact

PROGRAM NOTES
We Real Cool, a poem by African-American poet Gwendolyn Brooks, depicts the attitudes of youth whose only concern is the present moment.
-S.G.