This page will link you to a selection from Barry Drogin's "Love Poems from the Sanskrit", completed in 1992 and given a private performance by Gregory Purnhagen in August of 1994.
The selection comprises the first and sixth poem of an eight-section song cycle.
(There are seven poems.
In the eighth section, the melody of the first poem is recalled.)
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The poems in "Love Poems from the Sanskrit" have been translated by John Brough, and appear in the collection "Poems from the Sanskrit" published by Penguin Books (Copyright © John Brough, 1968, used by permission). Two of the poems also appear in the collection, "Love/A Celebration in Art and Literature", edited by Jane Lahr and Lena Tabori (Copyright ©1982 by Jane Lahr and Lena Tabori), in which the composer originally found them.
The song cycle is 8:30 in duration, and printed on three accordion-style manuscript pages. Copies of the full score can be obtained, at cost, for $5US (checks payable to Barry Drogin). Send a check and your address to Barry Drogin, 720 Greenwich Street #5T, NY, NY 10014. Postage and handling is included.
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