In Wind They Cleave
Instrumentation: Soprano, Baritone, Violin, Cello, 2 Pianos and Percussion Instruments
Duration: 12 minutes
Text by: Steven Ross Smith
IN WIND THEY CLEAVE is the centerpiece of my chamber opera FLOWN. In this song of Parting, the soprano character has fled the heat of love and speaks of it in the past tense. The Baritone character, on the contrary, remains in the present tense and speaks of hope.