The cradle of the renaissance,
the seat of an empire, the home of a
religion – imposing Rome, fascinating
Florence, surreal Venice
Venice & Milan with John Dickson
Individual & Festival Concerts
Rome & Florence Tour Options
I was considering a title for the commissioned piece. I had a look at something that would yield a simple SATB with no divisi, and the best way forward is a simple text based on the ancient story of the Blackbird representing the voice of the natural world, with a song so pure and simple that it transcends the sound even of the monk's singing at prayer, or the matin bell. So the title is, simply, “The Song of the Blackbird”.