The People’s Grand Opera Contains Multitudes
Prepare yourselves for forty voices singing a selection of poetry by Walt Whitman. Below are excerpts of the text being sung at the Frye this weekend, selected and arranged by Sara Edwards. Hit “play” above to hear audio from a recent rehearsal in the Frye galleries.
This hour I tell things in confidence,
I might not tell everybody, but I will tell you.
CLEAR AND SWEET
[Sara with choir joining in groups]
Clear and sweet is my soul, and clear and sweet is all that is not
I resist any thing better than my own diversity,
Breathe the air but leave plenty after me,
And am not stuck up, and am in my place.
[Soulchilde and then all]
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.