Curriculum Vitae

"Curriculum Vitae" is the third song of Laitman's cycle Becoming a Redwood, which sets four poems of Dana Gioia. In "Curriculum Vitae," Laitman intends "to mimic the carillon, which chimes the hour and is a symbol of the passing of time."

The performers in the audio recording are Barbara Quintiliani, soprano, and Lori Laitman, piano. Used with the composer's permission.

Date: 2003Composer: Lori LaitmanText: Dana GioiaSong Collection: Becoming a Redwood

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Curriculum Vitae
by Dana Gioia

The future shrinks
Whether the past
Is well or badly spent.

We shape our lives
Although their forms
Are never what we meant.

(Source: Interrogations at Noon, Graywolf Press, 2001)

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    Interrogations at Noon

    By Dana Gioia

    Sheet Music

    Becoming a Redwood (High voice)

    Composer(s): Lori Laitman

    Song(s): 1. The Song
    2. Pentecost
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Becoming a Redwood

    Voice Type: High

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    Becoming a Redwood (Medium Voice)

    Composer(s): Lori Laitman

    Song(s): 1. The Song
    2. Pentecost
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Becoming a Redwood

    Voice Type: Medium

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