Spring Rounds

30 mins

for solo soprano, SATB choir and orchestra:
picc.fl.ob.cor a.Bb cl.bass cl.bsn.cbsn – – percussion (1 player: bass drum, tubular bells, tam-tam, vibraphone, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal) – strings (

Texts by Thomas Carew (1595-1640), Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977), Edward James (1907-1984), Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke (1554-1628), Latvju dainas 33857-2, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) and Billy Collins (b.1941)

Commissioned by Youth Choir Kamēr… with funds provided by the Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council.
First performed by Jolanta Strikaite-Lapiņa (soprano), Youth Choir Kamēr… and orchestra, conducted by Jānis Liepiņš, at the Latvian National Opera, Riga on 25 May 2015