Nos. 37-43, and 47 of 2015’s 100 Poems

Impressions is a series of eight songs using texts taken from Cummings’ “Impressions” section from his collection of poems, Tulips & Chimneys. The text settings are through-composed, with the choir in six-part harmony most of the time.

The poems used are:

i. Lady of Silence
ii. the sky a silver
ii. writhe and
iv. the hills
v. stinging
vi. i was considering how
vii. between green
viii. the hours rise up putting off stars and it is