Original Sonnet Cycle by H.P. Lovecraft
Selected poems adapted for music by Alexander Rosetti
Out of what crypt they crawl, I cannot tell,
But every night I see the rubbery things,
Black, horned, and slender, with membraneous wings,
And tails that bear the bifid barb of hell.
They come in legions on the north wind’s swell,
With obscene clutch that titillates and stings,
Snatching me off on monstrous voyagings
To grey worlds hidden deep in nightmare’s well.
Over the jagged peaks of Thok they sweep,
Heedless of all the cries I try to make,
And down the nether pits to that foul lake
Where the puffed shoggoths splash in doubtful sleep.
But oh! If only they would make some sound,
Or wear a face where faces should be found!
from Fungi From Yuggoth
released September 8, 2013
Alexandra Haines, soprano
Allison Kraus, flute
Rachel Schlesinger, english horn
Kelly Sadwin, violin
Ben Sharrin, cello
Andrew Hedge, percussion
Mengfei Xu, piano
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