The Birds (SSATBB, a cappella) – free
Date: November 21, 2013
Here's a possibility for the new year: it's my medium-to-difficult setting of Hilaire Belloc's The Birds.
Language: English, with one line of Latin. Duration: circa 2½ minutes. No divisi. The main challenge will be in managing the close harmonies.
Here's a multitrack recording by Matthew Curtis.
"When Jesus Christ was four years old, The angels brought Him toys of gold" … so it's not especially suited to Christmas. Sorry about the timing!
To date, this has only been sung here in Australia. Please email me for a PDF of the score – this may be used for performances free of charge.
deebee [at] pacific.net.au