Tears of Gold (2000)

Composition Date: 2002
Duration: 00:11:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, , Keyboard / String Bowed


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Harpsichord
  • 1 x Counter tenor
  • 1 x Violoncello
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Harpsichord
  • 1 x Mezzo Soprano
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
The composer writes:

William Blake’s Songs of Innocence of 1789 have been set to music by
several composers, including Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten and
William Bolcom. Here, I have selected five of these poems for a “baroque”
setting, suitable for either mezzo-soprano or counter-tenor, with cello and

Premiere Information:
November 5, 2000, Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto; Anita Krause, mezzo-soprano, Thomas Wiebe, cello, Matt Hughes, harpsichord.


  • Call Number:
  • MV 1205 E137tea 2000
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, , Keyboard / String Bowed
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 30, 2004
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (ii, 25 p.) ;
    27 Pages
    Height: 36 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 8
    1 part (8 p.) ;
    Height: 36 cm
  • Language Information
  • Language of libretto: English
  • Additional Information:
  • For mezzo-soprano or counter-tenor, violoncello and harpsichord.
    Duration: 11 min.
    Photocopy; master of score and part in CMC Toronto.
    English words.
    All texts are drawn from William Blake's Songs of Innocence
    I. Introduction -- II. The shepherd -- III. The echoing green -- IV. The blossom -- V. Night (fragment).

    Additional People:
    William Blake
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