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Aviarium (1994) mixed choir and orchestra
Commissioned by the Concord Chorale

Hope is the thing with feathers (Emily Dickinson)
The Butterfly (Pavel Friedmann)
The Windhover (G. M. Hopkins)

fl, ob, cl, bn, 2 hn, tp, tb, harp, piano, 3 pc, strings

This is one of FIVE pieces the Chorale commissioned in honor of their 25th anniversary,
all performed on the same gala program! The three poems are centered on the theme of hope
in the guise of flight.

Performed by the Concord Chorale, Ryan Turner, director, on their 35th anniversary concert.

1. Hope is the thing with feathers

2. The Butterfly

3. The windhover