Today I went through the whole score and double-checked the lyrics against Nancy Willard’s poetry. It is astonishing the number of discrepancies I found. You would think that after twenty years of working on this I would have the woman’s work memorized. You would be wrong.
Nothing egregious, mind you, but enough slips to make me go through all fifteen pieces with a fine tooth comb. They are all now corrected and ready to print out for a piano-vocal score for the small chorus to sing on January 10.