From the Wingbone of a Swan

Movements: 

I. Prelude to speech
II. Source
III. Paleolithic Flute

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB Chorus with flute, cello, marimba, and drum

Commissioned by the Valborg Koor for their 20th anniversary season.

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Audio: 

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
HP04-26
Duration: 
19:00
Total Pages: 
40
Commissioned By: 
Valborg Koor
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
10/05/2013
Premiere Ensemble: 
Valborg Koor
Premiere Conductor: 
Arpad Schermann, conductor
Performances: 

Valborg Koor - Arpad Schermann, conductor, Zeist, Eindhoven, and Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Chamber Choir - Matthew Culloton, conductor, Saint Paul, MN

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Edie Hill and Timothy O' Brien
Language: 
English
Text: 

I. Prelude to Speech

say:
i know

say:
i feel

say:
i am

II. Source

beneath me, a river
unseen
under skin of stone
earth blood
infusion of gold
in body of human
always
and now
gently
persuaded
to sing

III. Paleolithic flute

from the wing bone of a swan:
music
breath of silver
ribbon of light

from the wing bone of a swan:
music
`ancient as stone
present as living
flesh on bone

Edie Hill and Tim O’Brien