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When the South Wind Sings

By Juliana Hall

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Soprano voice and piano - Intermediate
Composed by Juliana Hall (1958-). Secular, 21st century. Vocal score. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #8574. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.8574).

Item Number: EC.8574

ISBN 600313485749. English.

This collection follows a narrative in which the first two poems shine bright light on reality after both a literal and a metaphorical storm, after which that light is amplified and changed into a more mysterious atmosphere by a fog that allows the speaker to feel free to confess his sins. The regular cycles of nature provide the winds that blow away that sin from the speaker, once it is confessed, after which the gentle light of a harvest moon provides the healing softness that allows even Death to whisper as a friend. Purification continues as we are reminded of the innocence of children to look up and stare in awe and wonder at the moon's light, and finally the daily cycle of nature brings night to the town, where the forgiveness of that confessed sin allows its inhabitants to enjoy perfect peace and sleep.

1. Follies
2. Mask
3. Pearl Fog
4. The South Wind Says So
5. Under The Harvest Moon
6. Child Moon
7. Between Two Hills.

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