The Eye of heaven : 5 canzonets for chamber choir
by Ralph Middenway (1991, this version: 2000)
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The eye of heaven : 5 canzonets for chamber choir / 5 sonnets of William Shakespeare ; set to music by Ralph Middenway.
Library shelf no. 782.55547/MID 1 [Available for loan]
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Year: 1991, this version: 2000
Instrumentation: SATB choir.
Duration: 20 min.
Contents note: No.1: Wiry concord (Sonnet 128) -- No.2: Old December (Sonnet 97) -- No.3: Mutual ordering (Sonnet 8) -- No.4: Sullen earth (Sonnet 29) -- No.5: Eternal summer (Sonnet 18).
Dedication note: "For Tom & Celia (+ friends)"
Commission note: Written for Tom Farnan & Celia Brissenden
First performance: 2000. Performed by 'Flight of Ideas', Adelaide
The starting point for these new Canzonets was a song cycle for baritone and string quartet, written in 1991.
Performances of this work
2000: Performed by 'Flight of Ideas', Adelaide
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