Voices of the Air

(2016)

by Colin Matthews

Description
soprano, chorus and chamber orchestra
Duration
c.18
Genres
Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble, Chorus with Orchestra/Large Ensemble, Soprano
Text
Edward Thomas - The Trumpet Emily Dickinson - I would not paint — a picture — Rabindranath Tagore - Sing the song of the moment Katherine Mansfield - Voices of the Air adapted from Longfellow - The Day is Done
Instrumentation
2.2.2(II=bcl).2 - 2.2.0.0 - timp - harp - strings (4.4.3.3.2 players minimum)
Singer(s)
soprano
Languages
English
Commission

Commissioned by the Festival Chorus for their 40th anniversary with financial support from Wandsworth Borough Council, and donations from Julian and Annette Armstrong, Antony Lewis-Crosby, Peter and Ilana Dannheisser, Andrew Purkis and Ferelith Hordon

First Performance
26.11.2016, St Luke's Church, Battersea, London, UK: Katy Hill/Festival Chorus/Andrea Brown
Availability

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