Cantus is a fun, theatrical kind of choral work, approximately 14 minutes in
duration, that was composed to be performed either with choreography or
without. It is
comprised of four Walt Whitman poems and set for Mixed Choir (featuring an
assortment of vocal soloists) and 2
percussionists (one largely on pitched percussion, the other, non-pitched).
First performed by the Vassar Chamber Singers, Cantus was originally choreographed by
Paul Mosley, director of the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre in 2001.
The Poems are: I am he that aches with amorous love; Oh Captain, my
Hast never come to thee an hour; and Lingering last drops.
Listen to the audio, take a look at the title pages and read the poems by
clicking here. If you like, you can order a copy of the
Score - $24.00
Vocal Book - $6.00
Percussion parts and
performance license - $43.00
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