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Original

Night song. Peter Bird. Accompanied by one drum. Secular , Evening Canticles. Language. English. SATB.

Translation

Night song. Peter Bird. Accompanied by one drum. Secular , Evening Canticles. Language. English. SATB.

Original

This style of this song is inspired by both Native American and African choral traditions. The Paiute place-names in the text fix it in the lonely lands north of the Grand Canyon. the High Plateaus around the Arizona-Utah border. Paunsagunt, Kaibab, & Kaiparowits are the great plateaus which frame the country. Kanab & Nankoweap are two permanent creeks which supported small Indian villages. This song expresses the joy of togetherness on a starry night with gentle breezes in the pines and perhaps a far-off sound of running water.

Translation

This style of this song is inspired by both Native American and African choral traditions. The Paiute place-names in the text fix it in the lonely lands north of the Grand Canyon. the High Plateaus around the Arizona-Utah border. Paunsagunt, Kaibab, & Kaiparowits are the great plateaus which frame the country. Kanab & Nankoweap are two permanent creeks which supported small Indian villages. This song expresses the joy of togetherness on a starry night with gentle breezes in the pines and perhaps a far-off sound of running water.