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A bird sang in the jaws of night, : soprano with piano / Steve Wood.
by Steve Wood (1988)
A bird sang in the jaws of night, is an intimate little song for soprano or mezzo soprano and piano. It is a setting of fragments of letters sent to me by my then girlfriend and soon to be wife Catherine Riley while she was in London taking singing lessons from Emma Kirkby. I jumbled together phrases and later individual words to create a little musical portrait of that time in our lives. A piano version of it was played at our wedding by our good friend Greg Dixon. The title is a line from one of my favorurite poems by Kenneth Slessor, entitled 'The Old Play'.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 4 min.
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