arrangements by the composer for high and medium voice and piano
from Final Alice (1974-75, arr. 1982)
21 August 1982
Lenox Arts Center, Massachussetts
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano / David Del Tredici, piano
Miriam Abramowitsch, soprano / David Del Tredici, piano
by Lewis Carroll
ACROSTIC SONG is the lullaby-like concluding aria from FINAL ALICE. The text is the seven-verse epilogue poem to Through the Looking Glass, the second of Lewis Carroll's Alice hooks. The poem is an acrostic; the initial letters of the lines spell out Alice Pleasance Liddell, the name of the real-life Alice for whom Carroll wrote his stories.