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Goodtime Jesus
for baritone voice

Soon after my second COVID-19 vaccination I came across James Tate’s poem “Goodtime Jesus,” which immediately stuck in my head. I decided to set it for Andrew White’s second Fifteen Minutes of Fame project using quotations from the Marion antiphon Ave Maris Stella, memorably set by Guillaume DuFay some six hundred years ago.

date: 2021
duration: 1:00
premiere: July 17, 2021, Andrew White, Fifteen Minutes of Fame, internet broadcast.