Wedding Song

Instrumentation: Soprano and English horn (or alto flute, or clarinet, or viola)
Duration: 5:00
Premiere: 11/7/87
Grey Hills Ensemble
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Program Note:
Wedding Song is a setting of verses from Christopher Marlowe’s A Passionate Shepherd To His Love. The text inspired a lyrical melody with a yearning quality, and a countermelody that gently circles and sometimes joins with the other. Originally scored for soprano or mezzo and English horn, there are versions available for alto flute, clarinet, viola or cello. Wedding Song has been performed in concert settings and at numerous weddings. You can read Marlowe’s poem here.

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