Cypress Choral

This Fragile Web

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Christine Donkin
CP 1606
This Fragile Web was commissioned by Ardelle Ries, director of The Augustana Choir in Camrose, AB, and was premiered in April 2014. It is a setting of three poems by Canadian poet E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913). Johnson’s delicate, intimate poems (inscribed “to one beyond the seas”) make frequent connections between music and nature, which I have tried to echo in this setting.