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Verses From Panthea

Voicing: SATB a cappella

Duration: 10'


...we all think that the music is wonderful...your music is making rehearsals a pleasure...I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have found some deep-thinking secular music of such beauty. - Thomas Lydon, MD Harlequin Chamber Choir.


A set of 4 pieces for mixed voices a cappella, each a setting of a verse from Oscar Wilde's early transcendental poem Panthea (1881). The movements are:


  • 1. We are Resolved into the Supreme Air (2' 40")
  • 2. Earth's Giant Heart (2' 20")
  • 3. Thy Mouth a Rose Shall Be (2' 40") - also available separately in a version for Soprano solo and SATB
  • 4. We Shall Not Die (2' 20")


Each song may be performed on its own or as part of the set.


This work received an honourable mention ("exemplary and deserving of special recognition") in the Boston Choral Ensemble Commission Competition 2017.


Verses from Panthea was first performed by Harlequin Chamber Choir conducted by Thomas Lydon on 10th June 2018.

Verses From Panthea

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