Songs from the Aviary

Songs from the Aviary (song set)

[soprano & piano]

Commissioned and premiered January 2019 by Clarisse Tonigussi. Toronto, ON, Canada.

 

PURCHASE:

Print versions come on high quality paper.

Purchase items by contacting me at ekr.hammell.music@gmail.com

FULL SONG SET BOOKLET (print) – (8.5×11 stapled): $22 CAD [+shipping]

FULL SONG SET BOOKLET (PDF): $15 CAD

INDIVIDUAL SONGS (PDF): $5 CAD each

product unit code: EKRH0009

Preview PDF score:

Songs from the Aviary PREVIEW score

 

Listen:

 

vocal range:

C#4-A5

duration:

ca. 10 mins total

songs:

  1. the bird’s hour (part 1)
  2. the first bluebird
  3. the hummingbird
  4. the screech owl
  5. the chickadee
  6. the bird’s hour (part 2)

program notes:

Songs from the Aviary is a song set comprised of several brief, yet distinct musical images of birds depicted in the poetry of Canadian poet, A.E. Wetherald (1857-1940).

Wetherald’s poems seem to evoke miniature scenes in which intense, fleeting moods suddenly arise from a brief shared moment she may have had with a particular bird. These intense, short bursts of character and personality are what I tried to highlight when creating these six songs.

 

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