O To Be a Dragon

"O To Be a Dragon" is the seventh song in Bolcom's cycle I Will Breathe a Mountain, which sets the poetry of several American women poets. The cycle is for mezzo-soprano and piano.

Date: 1991Composer: William BolcomText: Marianne MooreSong Collection: I Will Breathe a Mountain

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O To Be a Dragon
by Marianne Moore

O To Be a Dragon

If I, like Solomon,…
could have my wish–
my wish..O to be a dragon,
a symbol of the power of Heaven–
of silkworm
size or immense; at times invisible.
Felicitous phenomenon!

Sheet Music

I Will Breathe a Mountain

Composer(s): William Bolcom

Song(s): 1. Pity Me Not Because the Light of Day
2. How To Swing Those Obbligatos Around
3. The Crazy Woman
4. Just Once Text: Anne Sexton
5. Never More Will The Wind
6. The Sage Text: Denise Levertov
7. O To Be a Dragon
8. The Bustle in a House
9. I Saw Eternity
10. Night Practice
11. The Fish

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