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Chime of Wrens

Digital Audio Album

A Chime of Wrens / Sally Greenaway.

  • Published by Self-published — 9 December, 2022 — 1 audio file.
  • Sales Availability: Buy A Chime of Wrens on the iTunes Store
  • Library Availability: This item is not available from the Australian Music Centre Library

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  Work Composer PerformersDuration
A Chime of Wrens for soprano voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: All Saints Anglican Church, Ngunnawal Country, Canberra
Sally Greenaway Jade McFaul, Anthony Smith 3 mins, 57 sec.

Product details

A Chime of Wrens is an exquisite Art Song by Australian composer Sally Greenaway. Performed by soprano Jade McFaul and pianist Anthony Smith, the piece delivers a heartfelt message from afar, transcending the barriers imposed by distance against a backdrop of unpredictable and unrelenting Covid lockdowns.

"The piece was borne from the wish of Gregg and Dee McFaul," says Greenaway. "They wanted to send a musical hug across the country as a celebration of an 80th birthday milestone and a family's love for mother/grandmother Merlene Poole".

John Banister Tabb's poem embodies quiet resilience and strength through the ups and downs of life. Like a mirror on the poem, Greenaway's song is a joyful and earnest reflection, wondrously providing metaphorical wings to meaningfully celebrate Merlene's love of community, family and her faith.

One little flower still lacked a stem
So into it He breathed a song…
And suddenly, with petals strong
As wings, away it flew.

Duration: 4 min.

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