By Disposition of Angels (2014)


Text by Marianne Moore

Total duration ca. 5'

Single movement work

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Marianne Moore’s By Disposition of Angels is nebulous in both senses of the word: asking questions of and about the stars and our relation to them and each other. In all of these categories, “mysteries expound mysteries,” it is a poem of questions that simply meditates on the beauty of both our own humanity and the enduring stars “aquiver forever.”


Permission for the use of "By Disposition Of Angels," written by Marianne Moore in 1945 and re-published in The Collected Poems of Marianne Moore is granted by the Literary Estate of Marianne C. Moore, David M. Moore, Administrator, Literary Estate of Marianne Moore.  All rights reserved.