Song cycle comprising settings of 16 of Elizabeth Barrett's love sonnets for Robert Browning, ending with "How do I love thee?". (For convenience the settings are printed in two books, each of eight sonnets.)
Wings is an arrangement for voice and piano of an original setting for soprano, harp, guitar and flute.
The first verse reflects on the easy freedom of childhood dreams, but the mood is overwhelmingly plaintive.
- a jazz-inspired song, two distinct themes contrasted in style and key, the final section, though, following an optional keyboard ad lib., showing that both themes are really just different sides of the same personality!
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