• pf
  • Soprano
  • 6 min 30 s

Programme Note

First performance:
August 12, 2013
Steans Music Institute
Ravinia Festival
Ravinia, IL


butterfly awake a heart
twilight moon
in the air
o glow and dance upon a soul
spanning time
starlights are ribbons
threads of memory
weaving and still
treasured heart
spiral ablaze
awake song
chant violets
silver moon will give peace again
up again arise butterfly
alight sky
chant wise choirs
as heart flutters
bells shine bright
moon marked
evening star
sing of harps
invisible gold gossamer harps
bells flash
awake a heart twilight butterfly

(text by Augusta Read Thomas)

Related Works
Twilight Butterfly (for mezzo-soprano and piano)
Twilight Butterfly (for counter-tenor and piano)

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