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Wind Words (2007) Mixed Choir and Small Orchestra
Commissioned for the Concord Chorale
poetry of Theodore Roethke

fl, ob, cl, 2hn, harp, piano, strings

A new setting of Roethke, with the text adapted from his great poem, "Words for the Wind." An attempt at as simple and direct a setting as I could manage.

This is a recording of the premiere, The Concord Chorale and orchestra, Ryan Turner, directing. (Recorded during a thunder storm...)

Wind Words

Click here to read an article from the Concord Monitor on the occasion of "Wind Words" premiere.