From the recording III. Am Rande der Nacht

Copyright 2017 Ross Crean/Knight & Thorne Music/ASCAP
Composed by Ross Crean. Text by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Performed by:Maayan Voss de Bettancourt, Mezzo SopranoShawn Chang, Piano
World Premiere at Opera America for the OperaRox Productions' New Works Concert as a part of the 2017 New York Opera Fest.


III. On the Verge of Night
My room and this vastness,awake over parroting land, - are one. I am a string, strung over rustling wide resonances.The things are violin bodies,full of grumbling dark;inside the wifes' weeping is dreaming,inside the rancour of whole dynasties is stirring in the sleep...I shallshake silverly: theneverything underneath me will live, and what errs in the things,will strive after the light,which falls from my dancing tone, around which heaven waves,through narrow, yearning cracks,into the oldendless chasms...