is one of John Corigliano's earlier works, dating from 1965. After his friend the poet and playwright William M. Hoffman wrote The Unicorn
, Corigliano suggested that several more poems, unified by the motif of the Cloisters, a museum of medieval art at the northern end of Manhattan, might provide wonderful material for a song cycle. The resulting group of four poems touches on romantic moods and picturesque images associated in Hoffman's mind with the Cloisters. The third song, Christmas at the Cloisters
, is dedicated to gospel singer Marion Williams. The complete cycle is available for voice and piano.
- Fort Tryon Park: September (Vocal score 50290270 for sale)
- Song to the Witch of the Cloisters (Vocal score 50290400 for sale)
- Christmas at the Cloisters (Vocal score 50290410 for sale)
- The Unicorn (Vocal score 50290420 for sale)