Neely Bruce (b. 1944) is John Spencer Camp Professor of Music at Wesleyan University. A composer, conductor, pianist and scholar of American music, he has composed over five hundred works for multiple different ensembles in a host of genres. A particular feature of his style is the inclusion of American musics, including hymns and fuguing tunes in the Sacred Harp style. Pauline’s Proverbs sets 33 of the Oliveros texts collected by Linda Montano in 1975.