Ned Rorem, Composer and Author
Swords and Plowshares (1990)
for four solo voices & orchestra

First performance: 14 November 1991, Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff.

Text: Arthur Rimbaud, Lord Byron, W.H. Auden, W.B. Yeats, Archibald MacLeish, E.A. Robinson, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Denise Levertov, Psalm 153 (English).
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Duration: 30 minutes
Instrumentation: 3(III=picc).3(III=corA).3.2- tam-t/metal plate/anvil/glsp/large gong/vib/slapstick/tgl/susp.cym/cast/chimes-harp-pft(=cel)-strings
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
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