The Physics of Love (2008)
"Catherine Keokee is a long-time friend and a brilliant young poet, and came to me with this series of four sonnets in 2008. I jumped at the opportunity to set these beautiful and florid texts. She plays with the imagery of modern physics to represent themes of love, a very unique approach. I set the texts generally very simply, matching the elegant effortlessness of the imagery. This is one of my very favorite pieces for unaccompanied choir, and I cannot wait to hear the entire cycle performed."
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