The Leaden eyed : choir
by Fred Hill (2004)
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The leaden eyed : postscript to 'The water babies', for S.A.T.B. with optional accompaniment / words by Vachel Lindsay ; music by Freddie Hill.
Library shelf no. Q 782.55542/HIL 3 [Available for loan]
Instrumentation: SATB choir or vocal quartet (with optional keyboard).
Duration: 2 min.
Difficulty: Easy — Amateur/student.
Dedication note: Anyone you wish!
Commission note: N/A
First performance: by Ear Candy — 24 Mar 12. Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine, Farmington Me. USA
This simple, hymn-like setting of an 8-line poem by Vachel Lindsay, American activist poet (1879-1931) is in some senses a comment on the wastage of spirit and vitality incurred in the pursuit of material gain, especially at the subsistence level.
Performances of this work
24 Mar 12: Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine, Farmington Me. USA. Featuring Ear Candy.
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