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Judith Weir: The Voice Of Desire: Vocal And Piano

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COMPOSER: Judith Weir
PUBLISHER: Chester Music
PRODUCT FORMAT: Vocal Collection
All the songs in The Voice of Desire are conversations between humans and birds. In each case, the birds seem to have a more sophisticated viewpoint that their human hearers. One of the highlights is WrittenOnTerrestrial Things , set in a dead landscape at the dead of winter. Suddenly a joyus
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Composer Judith Weir
Publisher Chester Music
Instrumentation Soprano Voice and Piano
Product Format Vocal Collection
Description Product Type Book [Softcover]
Genre Classical
Year of Publication 2003
Style Period Post 1901
EAN 5020679164389
No. MUSCH67419
Number of pages 26
Voicing Soprano Voice
Description
All the songs in The Voice of Desire are conversations between humans and birds. In each case, the birds seem to have a more sophisticated viewpoint that their human hearers.

One of the highlights is WrittenOnTerrestrial Things, set in a dead landscape at the dead of winter. Suddenly a joyus thrush melody breaks out, it's ecstatic expression is completely at odds with human perceptions of such a dismal evening, has naturesomethingto remind us, if only we'd listen.

The song cycle was commissioned by the BBC for Alice Coote, and first performed by her and Julius Drake (piano) in a BBC Proms Chamber Music concert in London on 11 August 2003.

Song List
  • 1. Sweet Little Red Feet
  • 2. The Voice Of Desire
  • 3. White Eggs In The Bush
  • 4. Written On Terrestial Things
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