“He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” (Video)

Thanks to mezzo Megan Ihnen and violinist Joseph Kneer for performing this piece twice this past Spring.

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
by Christian Carey

Megan Ihnen, Mezzo-Soprano
Joseph Kneer, Violin

The Federal Hill Parlor Series: the enormity of small things
Jordan Faye Contemporary January 21, 2012 7:30pm

The Federal Hill Parlor Series is committed to bringing quality performances to our beloved Baltimore City neighborhood. The open house format of the Parlor Series is a chance for us to mix and mingle with neighbors and friends while enjoying performances by some of Baltimore’s best talent.

A note from the composer:
“I enjoy working with unconventional combinations. I’ve composed a number of pieces in recent years for solo voice and solo string player. The W.B. Yeats poem “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” was one of the readings that my wife and I selected for our wedding ceremony. For our first anniversary, I created this setting for vocalist and string instrument. The inscription on the score’s title page reads:

To my wife Kay Mitchell on the occasion of our first Wedding Anniversary (They say the appropriate gift is paper; I took the liberty of adding notes.)”

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