Forming Desires (2008)

Mezzo-soprano, clarinet, horn, and cello. 8 mins.

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A setting of philosophical poetry by Muhammad Iqbal. Winner of the 2009 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Prize from the International Alliance for Women in Music.
Score available for purchase. Please direct inquiries to Nell Shaw Cohen at

Performance History

Oriana Dunlop, mezzo-soprano; Alexandra Frana, clarinet; Lauren Hunt, French horn; David Meyer, cello. New England Conservatory Williams Hall, Boston MA, 10/28/08.

Nell with Ali Frana, David Meyer, Lauren Hunt, and Oriana Dunlop in 2009.