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Icelandic Nights

for SSAA choir and piano

Year:  2018

Year:  2018

Composer:   David Hamilton

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1 - 3 of score

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About

This dramatic poem by Liverpool-based poet Steven Turner talks of the energy of the sun and the solar winds, and the way it produces the particular quality of night-time in Iceland. It links this 'cauldron of the sun' to biblical images - specifically the 'womb in Joseph's wife'.


Blow your solar wind
Across the universe within
From dancing lights
In magnetic storms
To where our hearts cede
And the cockles warmed
Those Icelandic nights
Where darkness bites
Those plasma storms
Where souls are formed
In the cauldron of the Sun's titanic heat
The crucible of life
The womb in Joseph's wife
Where contradictions meet
And saviours bathe our feet
Until infinity rescinds
Blow your solar winds.

-- Steven Turner --



Dedication note

Written for Cantare (Westlake Girls High School, Auckland) and conductor Fiona Wilson


Text note

Text by Steven Turner - "Icelandic Nights"