SATB Chorus

Approx. 14 minutes


Choral settings of excerpts from Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons. These works play with the language of food, something basic to everyone’s experience.

Samples of the Texts

1. Rhubarb

Rhubarb is susan not susan not seat in bunch toys not wild and laughable not in little places not in neglect and vegetable not in fold coal age not please.

5. Single Fish

Single fish single fish single fish egg-plant single fish sight.
A sweet win and not less noisy than saddle and more ploughing and nearly well painted by little things so...

Texts are in the public domain