Taken from the larger work A Sound Like This, “Clay Jug” was originally written for 9 male voices. This arrangement incorporates treble voices and calls for the listener to reflect on all of the wonders that are contained within us. We are all the “Clay Jug”. We are sturdy, strong, breakable and fragile. All seven oceans are inside, and hundreds of millions of stars…
This SATB setting of “Clay Jug” was commissioned by Dr. Robert Bode for the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory Singers
Premiered by The First Readings Project, J. David Moore; conductor
Voicing or Instrumentation: SATB div a capella
Text Author/Source: Kabir, versions by Robert Bly
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