Five Songs

Date of Composition: 
Chamber Instrumentation: 
soprano and piano

Five Songs is a collection, not a cycle, though there are threads of connection between the poems. They are all from the 19th C., when poetry was commonly read, and they all, in their own way, are "bright"
poems. The tragic note is not sounded

1) The Lake Isle of Innisfree (William Butler Yeats)
2) Let Us Play Yesterday (Emily Dickinson)
3) There is No God (Arthur Hugh Clough)
4) The Grasshopper and the Cricket (John Keats)
5) Pied Beauty (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

Movement 1

Movement 2

Let us Play Yesterday

Movement 3

There is no God (Arthur Clough)

Movement 4

The Grasshopper and the Cricket

Movement 5

Pied Beauty
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Delea Shand,soprano/
Nils Vigeland,piano