Year
1974-75, arr. 1982
Duration
4'
Category
Voice & Piano
Instrumentation
by Lewis Carroll
Extracted From
Final Alice for soprano (amplified), folk group, and large orchestra (1974-75)
Tags
Alice Work
Buy Score
Boosey & Hawkes
Premieres
  1. August 21, 1982
    Version for High Voice
    Lenox Arts Center, Massachussetts
    Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano / David Del Tredici, piano

ACROSTIC SONG is the lullaby-like concluding aria from FINAL ALICE. The text is the seven-verse epilogue poem to Through the Looking Glass, the second of Lewis Carroll's Alice hooks. The poem is an acrostic; the initial letters of the lines spell out Alice Pleasance Liddell, the name of the real-life Alice for whom Carroll wrote his stories.

Recent & Upcoming Performances (1)

Mar 13, 2017 7:00 pm
DDT 80th Birthday Concert
Joe's Pub, Public Theater, NYC

    Recordings (2)

    • Something to Sing About cover image

      Something to Sing About

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      Something to Sing About

      2011, Albany Records

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      Performers

      • Lisa Kirchner

    • Extraordinary Vistas: Words and Music of The MacDowell Colony cover image

      Extraordinary Vistas: Words and Music of The MacDowell …

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      Extraordinary Vistas: Words and Music of The MacDowell Colony

      2003, Americus

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      Performers

      • Susan Narucki, Soprano
      • Alan Feinberg, Piano