Harvey, Jonathan : Song Offerings


Premiered in 1985 Song Offerings for soprano and chamber ensemble of eight players remains one of Harvey’s most celebrated works. An intimate cycle of four ecstatic Tagore poems, this 17-minute work abounds in exotic colours, torrents of gleaming effects and masterful word setting.

‘Poetry by Tagore becomes the occasion for a Wagnerian love-death delivered by an ecstatic soprano from out of a humming hive of instruments… creating an extended instant of joy, a marriage of sensuousness and calm.’
The New York Times (Paul Griffiths), 10 October 1997

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Faber Music



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Harvey, Jonathan

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Soprano Vocal & Choral, Chamber Ensemble