ComposerJohn McLeod
DifficultyRecital standard
PublisherGriffin Music
Instrumentscounter-tenor, mezzo-soprano or baritone; piano
Printed sheet music
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Picture of Sheet music  by John McLeod. A song-cycle to evocative words by Shelley and Christina Rossetti for counter-tenor or mezzo soprano or baritone and piano.

PEACOCKS WITH A HUNDRED EYES (1984) 17' Poems by Shelley and Christina Rossetti for counter-tenor or mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano. Commissioned by James Littlejohn. Premiere: 8 May 1984, Wigmore Hall, London Ashley Stafford (counter-tenor) and Penelope Smith (piano).

'Strongly illustrated music with evocative use of a lyrical line highlighted by dramatic florid passages'. The Daily Telegraph

This song-cycle was featured in the Warsaw Lieder Festival 2009 when it was performed by Catherine King (mezzo) and Elizabeth Mucha (piano)

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