Songs from the Aviary (song set)
[soprano & piano]
Commissioned and premiered January 2019 by Clarisse Tonigussi. Toronto, ON, Canada.
Print versions come on high quality paper.
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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:
ca. 10 mins total
- the bird’s hour (part 1)
- the first bluebird
- the hummingbird
- the screech owl
- the chickadee
- the bird’s hour (part 2)
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.