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Above the Clouds
Songs of Experience

Duration: 15 minutes
Opus: 3
Date: 1982 revised 2018

ORIANA

Information

A setting of seven poems by William Blake for baritone and chamber ensemble.

This work was written for my great friend Daniel Gillingwater when we were both 2nd-year undergraduates at University College Cardiff. 

1. The Clod and the Pebble - Baritone; Flute; Horn; Harp; String Quartet

2. The Lilly - Baritone; Harp

3. The Chimney Sweeper - Baritone; Flute; Horn; Harp; String Quartet

4. Ah! Sunflower - Baritone; Flute; Horn; Harp

5. The Fly - Baritone; Violin

6. The Sick Rose - Baritone; Harp; String Quartet

7. A Divine Image - Baritone; Flute; Horn; Harp; String Quartet

Instrumentation

Baritone solo; Flute; Horn; Harp; String Quartet

Commissioned by

Daniel Gillingwater

First performance

Daniel Gillingwater with a student ensemble, conducted by Christopher Painter.
New Hall, University College Cardiff, 1982

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