BLACKBIRD, THE


Instrumentation:
TTBB chorus, piano

Text: Wallace Stevens

Duration: 1 minute

Premiere:
January 27, 2008 by Central Bucks High School-West Men's Choir, Dr. Joseph Ohrt, conductor, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Available From:
Libby Larsen Publishing

Composer's Notes:
My “onomatopoeiamusica” setting of poem No. 3 is a small part of the larger choral pantomime which is the work, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.  If the word onomatopoeiamusica is unknown to you, don’t fret.  Just listen to the music and you will understand the word
 
— Libby Larsen