As a Woman

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SSA a cappella

I was inspired to write "As a Woman" after having participated in the 1983 encirclement of the Boeing Cruise Missile Plant in Kent, WA sponsored by the Puget Sound Women's Peace Camp. This event had been inspired by the massive protests to a proposed American cruise missle site at Greenham Common, England. I saw this quote by Virginia Woolf painted on a placard being carried by another participant. The quote is from Virginia Woolf's "Three Guineas" (1937), a long essay on her views about war and women, and how to prevent war.

Perusal Score: 
Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
VMP037
Duration: 
2:15
Total Pages: 
4
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
06/21/1983
Premiere Ensemble: 
Seattle Women's Ensemble
Premiere Conductor: 
Joan Szymko
Text
Text Author or Source: 
Virginia Woolf (1912-1941)
Language: 
English
Text: 

As a Woman

As a woman, I have no country
As a woman, I want no country
As a women, the whole world is my country*

* original wording of third line: "as a woman, my country is the whole world"