Hilary Tann

Wings Of The Grasses

Duration (in minutes): 4

Difficulty: High (professional)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, oboe, soprano, viola

Publisher: Oxford University Press



Score PDF: oup-wings_of_the_grasses-pgs1-4-secure-5.pdf

Description: The cycle, Songs of the Cotton Grass, evolved over six years with all texts by Welsh poet Menna Elfyn. These “reverse lullabies” -- in which a daughter lulls her mother to sleep -- recall the open, high moorland of South Wales, near the composer’s home. The second song in the cycle, Wings of the Grasses was composed for "A Garland for Presteigne” and received its first performance August 25, 2003 by soprano Gillian Keith with Simon Lepper, piano. (Audio features Elizabeth Donovan, sop, Matthew Jones, vla.)

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