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Three poems : horn with piano

by David Keeffe (2002)

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Work Overview

These three short pieces for horn and piano are inspired by the words and works of James Joyce, and each has a brief incipit from the original.

Winds of May:

Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air,
Saw you my true love anywhere?
Welladay! Welladay!
For the winds of May!
Love is unhappy when love is away!

Lonely Watcher of the Skies:

At that hour when all things have repose,
O lonely watcher of the skies,
Do you hear the night wind and the sighs
Of harps playing unto Love to unclose
The pale gates of sunrise?

Bright Cap and Streamers:

Bright cap and streamers,
He sings in the hollow:
Come follow, come follow,
All you that love.

Leave dreams to the dreamers
That will not after,
That song and laughter
Do nothing move.

Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: Horn, piano (transposed part also for tenor horn).

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: Winds of May -- Bright Cap and Streamers -- Lonely Watcher of the Skies.

First performance: by David Keeffe, Alison Conrau — Jul 02. VBL Solo and Party Championships, Kew Music Centre, Melbourne

The composer notes:
The work "Magnificat" for horn and piano shares the same harmonic language and word-inspired mood.

Performances of this work

Jul 02: VBL Solo and Party Championships, Kew Music Centre, Melbourne. Featuring David Keeffe, Alison Conrau.

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