Poems in The Language of Birds is a set of five character pieces & a short coda inspired by mythological and scientific avian topics. Ca. 21'. The pieces were composed in 2016 and recorded in their entirety in 2020. The program note features two quotes: one from the Quran regarding Solomon's ability to speak to birds and one from the Poetic Edda "Fafnismol." Titles also reference "The Conference of the Birds," by Farid ud-din Attar, and the Greek myth of Jason's Argo's figurehead knowing the speech of birds. The fourth poem quotes two songs composed by Henry VIII, birds being entwined in his image and the symbology of Tudor culture.

Poems in the Language of Birds, for solo piano (Five Movements & Coda), Ca. 21'

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