James Primosch: "The Avowal"
The distinguished Anglo-American poet Denise Levertov was a parishioner
at Emmanuel Church Emmanuel in the 1970's and 80's before moving to Seattle.
Born in England, she taught at Stanford and in the last decade of her
life at University of Washington. She died in December of 1999. Her beautiful
poem was set by James Primosch and was the first motet of this composer
to be performed by us. James Primosch is on the faculty at Penn and has
written several motets for the Emmanuel choir on texts of Levertov. The
motet is dedicated to our friend, John Harbison.