songs about birds

SATB or SSAA a cappella   |   5'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Laura Foley

As Laura Foley's poem “Like Something Newly Freed” progresses, the narrator shift from observing blackbirds at sunset to imagining herself among them, describing that flight in the first person: "As night begins, / you raise black wings / like leaves, like the lightness of a song." This setting of Foley's text attempts to capture the desire for freedom and flight in our own lives.

SATB, SSAA or TTBB a cappella   |   4'   |   Graphite  |  Text: Laura Foley

Laura Foley's Returning describes waiting and watching for

the return of wild geese each passing year. 

This setting of Laura Foley's text features a simple, optional audience refrain that recurs three times.