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A Feather of Blue


Grenfell, M, A Feather of Blue, HRL Morrison Music Trust, Wellington, pp. 1 (2005) [Minor Creative Work]

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Commissioned in 2000 by the New Zealand Trio, A Feather of Blue takes its title from a phrase in a poem called "A View From A Window" by New Zealand writer Kevin Ireland. I have always admired the wry humour and brightness of Kevin Irelandís writing and many years ago set three of his poems for soprano and mixed ensemble. As a kind gesture Mr Ireland sent me a copy of his book of poems "Skinning A Fish", and I was particularly struck by the imagery of colours, flowers, feathers and birds in this poem, which illustrates rain pouring down a window pane and giving way to a burst of sunshine after a storm.

Item Details

Item Type:Minor Creative Work
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music composition and improvisation
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Grenfell, M (Associate Professor Maria Grenfell)
ID Code:38743
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Conservatorium of Music
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2012-02-24

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