Description: In this unusual book, libertarian Richard Kostelanetz explores religious sentiments in the form of the motet. This book is a series of words meant to be sung or spoken. The overall effect is one of wonder and awe at the mystery of the unspoken God. Qualities of the divine are brought to life as this piece is performed. QUALITIES I: Polysyllabic Motets for Performance can be sung or recited, or it can be read for the pleasure of the inner ear. Imagination will bring this work to its fullest expression. For amateur as well as professional choir.
Author bio: Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz’s work in several fields appear in various editions of Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Webster’s Dictionary of American Writers, The HarperCollins Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Directory of American Scholars, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Art, NNDB.com, Wikipedia.com, and Britannica.com, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked.