Music by JP Merz (http://www.jpmerz.com)
Ariel Downs - soprano
John Pickford Richards - viola
Virginia Backman - flute
Clare Longendyke - piano
text by Sarah Burgoyne
performed at New Music on the Point in Middlebury, VT June 2015
an eagle flew in the sun again but it didn’t mean the same takes its text from the subtly evocative poem of the same name by Montreal-based poet Sarah Burgoyne. This setting presents a series of snapshots —memories contemplating on loss, nostalgia, resentment, disappointment and acceptance.