Ned Rorem - 26 April, 1988

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 121:

Slight stiffening between me and JH re. his reharmonisation of Come Pure Hearts for the May 11th concert. I feel he's trivialised an already over-accessible tune. He feels my harmonisation is too remote for church hearers. But who hears what? What does he hear?

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Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 121. accessed: 20 February, 2024


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

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Come Pure Hearts
written by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 April, 1988
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:39:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:17:34 +0000