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A bird sang in the jaws of night, : soprano with piano

by Steve Wood (1988)

bird sang in the jaws of night,

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A bird sang in the jaws of night, : soprano with piano / Steve Wood.

Library shelf no. 783.66542/WOO 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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'.

Work Details

Year: 1988

Instrumentation: Soprano or mezzo soprano, piano.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Catherine Riley

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