An Art Song setting of Rick Keating's poem "Fish".
This song was composed by Christopher Ludwig, and performed by Baritone Cliff Ridley and pianist Tatiana Khvatova.



(2012, for bariitone and piano)
Poem by Rick Keating

In Belize there is a fish
In the jungle in black pools
Between the webs of root
He lurks
His neat trick coiled around him
Floundering upward
Through the murk
He pauses beneath
His silvery ceiling
He likes his life
He savors a moment

Then shatters the surface
Hurls himself
Through a detonation
Of air and water
Shatters the surface
And sinks

Leaving above him
In the dim beyond
Above his pond
Leaving a noise
A crack
As loud and slick
As a rifle shot

That's the kind of trick
I would like to pull
If I ever got
To the surface

Neat trick Fish


from Medicine Man, released September 18, 2015



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Ludwig Recordings is a Record Label specializing in the music of composer Christopher Ludwig and its artists.
Ludwig Recordings has an especially strong focus on Art Song.

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