Ned Rorem in New York - 13 April, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 78:

JH, rehearsing with his chorus Messiaen's Sacrum Convivium for next Sunday's service, says: "Think of a reformed whore. She bakes in the light of the cross, but retains her old bangles." Then he requests that they whine on certain phrases. The singers were not amused.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 78. accessed: 1 December, 2023

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Sacrum Convivium
written by Olivier Messiaen
performed by James Holmes

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 April, 1987
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:08:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:50:20 +0000