David Wolfson

Deep Woods: The Unicorn Sings to Memory

InstrumentationSoprano and string orchestra, with featured solo viola
Lengthca. 11 minutes
DifficultyProfessional for the soprano; strings parts are probably within reach of a good college or community group.
CommentsDeep Woods is a setting of a poem by Peter Beagle, best known as the author of the beloved fantasy novel and animated film The Last Unicorn. The poem is the thoughts of that same unicorn, many years after the events of the novel, and explores very human universal themes of love, sorrow and loss.

The music, contemporary tonal in language, follows a trajectory from calm through a cathartic eruption of emotion to a devastating realization of the finality of loss.
SourcesScore and parts available from the composer: david@davidwolfsonmusic.net
ExtrasTo listen to a demo: http://www.davidwolfsonmusic.net/DeepWoods.html
HistoryThis piece was composed as an affiliate to to the 52/50 Project, in which Peter Beagle wrote a poem or song lyric every week for a year in celebration of his 50th year as a published writer.
ContributorDavid Wolfson (composer)

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