Cantiamo Cabrillo and Ensemble Monterey have commissioned a piece of choral music from Imant Raminsh, a Canadian composer. The piece, entitled "the Peace of Wild Things," is a setting of poems by e.e. cummings, Wendel Berry, and Morton Marcus. Mr. Marcus came to rehearsal last week to talk about the poetry of the work. He appeared to be very pleased with the settings of his poems, which he heard for the first time at the rehearsal.
Here he is with Cheryl Anderson, the conductor of Cantiamo.