Ned Rorem in Township of Montclair - 15 November, 1972

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, pages 424-425:

Yesterday afternoon in New Jersey with the youth of Montclair State College. Lecture, three sessions of my music, master class of songs, long ride. It flows, naturally, yet I've not a Socratic bone in my body. Return depressed. (Rehearsal of A Sermon on Miracles, the cantata written in 1947 with Paul. A chorus of about fifty undergraduates plus a small string orchestra did a run-through for my benefit. Invited to comment. I began by asking, "How many of you know Paul Goodman?" Not one hand was raised.) Performed by an orchestra of volunteers simple music sounds even worse than complex …   more >>

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 424-425. accessed: 27 February, 2024

location of experience: Township of Montclair


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

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'A Sermon on Miracles'
written by Ned Rorem
performed by choir of Montclair State College

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 November, 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:48:31 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:06:03 +0000