Rare choral settings of incomparable poetry by Mary Oliver
A 20-minute choral suite for treble voices and instrumental chamber ensemble on 3 poems by Mary Oliver:
No.1 The Summer Day
No.3 Wild Geese
Oliver described her work as “loving the world.” Joan Szymko is one of a handful of composers to have ever received permission to work with her poetry. A master of vibrant and illuminating text setting, Szymko is at her very best here.