into the shimmering

into the shimmering
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  • AvP Number : 202
  • Composer : Leslie Uyeda
  • Canadian : Yes
  • Instrumentation : soprano and piano
  • Format : one score
  • Difficulty : intermediate
  • Duration : 6:45
  • Pages (print) : 16
  • Pages (download) : 18

In these three gentle songs for high soprano and piano, Leslie Uyeda used poetry from Woman in the Woods, by Canadian poet and author Joy Kogawa.

Lesle Uyeda composed these three songs –  Owl’s Take on Man, Crow’s Take on Man and Midnight Watch – to the poetry of Lorna Crozier. The owl, the crow, the barn animals – all speak to us “at a level beyond thought”.
Crozier’s birds and animals say what we won’t, or can’t, and in their luminous language, offer a shield from our own stubbornness and folly.