Text: Walt Whitman (1819–92)
Developed for The Knack Singers as part of the Adopt-a-Composer scheme, funded by the Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) and run by the Society for the Promotion of New Music (spnm) in association with Making Music. Forms part of the complete song cycle The Dalliance of the Eagles.
First performance: St John’s Wood Church, London, 29/08/2008
Sonya Knussen soprano | Joanna Sleight mezzo-soprano | Gavin Roberts piano