for Soprano and wind quintetTexts:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson
"Colors" and "Countenance": central terms in the sensitive American natural poetry of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson.
Colors = the colors and moods of light and nature's power.
Countenance = the processes of nature moving the human soul are reflected in human countenance.
The human state is inseparable from the incidents of nature, human destiny is bound in the charming and mysterious course of the seasons.
In the first movement ("In May when south winds pierced our solitudes" [sic!]) the voice is bound in a net of a max. of 4 of the 5 wind instruments. In the second movement ("A light exists in spring"), the voice alternates with the wind quintet in flowing, declamatory gradations. Vocal effects, together with the timbre, tracing and accentuation of the wind quintet - Colors and Countenance.
Duration: 8' 00"