This is a haunting piece which was originally written for flute and voice. There is no sense of a lack of text here though, as the writing fully reflects the words. It's sad, like the poem, but melancholy rather than tragic. Note bending ushers in the first tune 'played by the wind' before the music becomes more animated. Fluttering and repeated patterns of notes herald the cries of crows before the opening music returns. This is a really approachable work and one which will add a touch of class to any recital!
From the Publisher
Based on a poem by Mel Cox who was murdered by the IRA in the late 1980's.
Performance duration (approx): 5'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).