A Needle’s Eye

for countertenor, two tenors, baritone, bass
duration: 6′
written for Gallicantus

Program Notes

William Butler Yeats, “A Needle’s Eye”

All the stream that’s roaring by
Came out of a needle’s eye;
Things unborn, things that are gone,
From needle’s eye still goad it on.

A partial setting of the first movement of my saxophone quartet.


 
Performance History

Premiere: October 13, 2015. Princeton University
Gallicantus