Op.70d - Birthday Garland: 4 The King-Fisher

Song 4 from The Weston Cycle

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Full details

This piece started as an attempt to combine minimalist-style piano writing with a love of plainsong-like melodies; add to this the rather unusual poem by Marvell, which forms part of a far longer poem, regarding the properties of a King-Fisher, the music wrote itself. The darting nature of the piano part, which flits between 6/8 and 3/4, accompanies the legato melody, which varies in the third stanza, as a descant over the original. A hushed fourth verse gives way to a vocalise based on the opening section.

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Score ID
Year of composition
Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678)
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Voice + keyboard
Classical music

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