Songs of Trees
Songs of Trees is a set of three works for voice and piano on poems by renowned Canadian Indigenous poet E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913). The poems chosen for this set are all inspired by the beauty of nature (trees in particular) and explore themes of rebirth, memory, and resilience.
This cycle was commissioned and premiered by baritone Jason Klippenstein on November 13, 2017, at Roy Barnett Recital Hall (University of British Columbia) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Song of Trees (full set): 11'40"
i) Fire-Flowers: 3'30"
ii) Moonset: 4'
iii) Still Stands The Oak: 4'10"
Year of composition
Voice and piano. Available in three voicings:
NOTE: Available for purchase as a full set or individual movements via Graphite.
For the full set:
For individual movements: