Silver Wing


by Christopher Tin

orchestra and chorus
Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble
"A Bird Came Down the Walk" by Emily Dickinson
2(II=picc).2.2.2 - 4331 - timp - perc(4): gc/sus.cym/tgl/whip/vibraslap/crot/xyl - pno - harp - strings
First Performance
FP: 18/02/2017,Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing, China): International Schools Choral Music Society Choir and Orchestra/Robert Hasty

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Programme Notes

"Silver Wing" is a fanciful setting of Emily Dickinson's poem "A Bird Came Down the Walk". It's a whimsical setting of an equally whimsical poem, whereby Dickinson humorously inflates the routine comings and goings of a small bird with an almost Homeric epic quality. Similarly the musical setting takes a simple hymn-like chorale, and launches it into the air, with noble horns and soaring strings.

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