Joelle Wallach

for voice and piano

Year: 2005

Duration (in minutes): 5.

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo voice(s) with piano

Instruments: alto, any female voice, any high voice, any low voice, any male voice, any medium voice, any voice, baritone voice, bass voice, mezzo soprano, piano, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Joelle Wallach

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Score PDF: Cloth.pdf

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Description: The Cloths of Heaven (from “Millennial Love Songs”) is loosely derived from the gestures and moods of Irish speech and song, and invites us to a personal world of dreams and imagination. T he Clothes of Heaven is based on a short poem by W.B.Yeats. The lush tapestry of love and longing woven by the voices’ lyrical interplay reflects that evoked by Yeats’ text. Aedh Wishes For The Clothes Of Heaven Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. William Butler Yeats The Clothes of Heaven is also available for vocal quartet or chamber choir which can be performed separately or as part of the cycle, Spiritual Speculations.

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