Wren

Composer
Adrienne Inglis
Composer Nationality
American
Composer Date of Birth
1960
Text
Robert MacFarlane
Year Composed
2019
Pages
10
Minutes
2
Difficulty
4 (Auditioned chorus)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Solos
none
Instruments
Flute
Extended Techniques
No
Sacred or Secular
Secular
Mood
Joyful; Humorous
Description

Commissioned by Inversion Ensemble, Wren (2019) by Adrienne Inglis sets Robert Macfarlane’s acrostic poem of the same name for mixed chorus and flute. With quick harmonic changes, syncopations, and melodic gestures, the composition captures a sense of the charming poem as well as the actual Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) found year round throughout the United Kingdom. Macfarlane’s poem Wren comes from his 2017 illustrated poetry book, The Lost Words, which conjures pictures of wild things and untamed spaces that get shortchanged in modern urban life.

https://soundcloud.com/adrienne-inglis/wren-by-adrienne-inglis-ascap-september-29-2019

Audio Credit
Performed September 29, 2019 (world première) Inversion Ensemble Trevor F. Shaw, artistic director Dr. Joshua Chai, guest conductor Adrienne Inglis, flute Arts on Alexander Redeemer Presbyterian Church Austin, Texas
Group
Inversion Ensemble
Performances
Inversion Ensemble: 2019 September