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A Slice of Pie (2020)

for SATB choir, trumpet, bass, and drumset | 00:04:00

by Melissa Dunphy | text by Feminista Jones

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Mendelssohn Club Chorus of Philadelphia, Dominick DiOrio, 14th artistic director & conductor, and supported in part by Frank Cassel, Jon Kochavi, and John Kohlhas.

Hear more about the development of this work in the exclusive video "Dialogues with Dominick: Creating New Music in the Midst of a Pandemic, Featuring Melissa Dunphy & Texu Kim," available through the Mendelssohn Chorus.

A Slice of Pie (2009)
My apple pie is sweeter
I use the same cinnamon and nutmeg
The same apples, every time
When you bite into it
Your eyes close
And you relish it with delight
Her pie is peach
And you convince her that you love it
Love her
Just the same
But her peaches are in season
Now, at least
When autumn comes
You come calling
For my sweeter apple pie
And I’m the fool who believes your lies
— Feminista Jones, 2017

(Used with permission of the poet)

Artwork by DLG Images