Songs from the Wild Iris. 25’. 2010.
For soprano, violin, clarinet, cello and percussion.
Dedicated to Jo Ellen Miller and Matthias Pintscher.

Premiere: Ecce Ensemble, Matthias Pintscher, conductor;
Jo Ellen Miller, soprano. April 28th, 2010, Tenri Cultural Center,
New York, NY.

Text by Louise Glück.


“In Songs From the Wild Iris, Aylward sensitively sets Glück’s
parsimonious yet expressive lines, utilizing a motivic economy
and declamatory vocal style that underscores the rhythms of
the text with supple subtlety.”

–Christian Carey


I. Doorway

II. End of Summer

III. End of Winter

IV. Presque Isle

V. Retreating Light

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