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Birds of Enlightenment

for choir, soloists and percussion

Year:  1978   ·  Duration:  53m
Instrumentation:  soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone and mezzo soloists with timpani, percussion, recorders

Year:  1978
Duration:  53m
Instrumentation  soprano, mezzo soprano, ten...

Composer:   Bryony Jagger


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Based on the Noh play Uto by Zeami. Theatre Cantata through-composed. The text falls into two parts with an interlude between them.

Commissioned note

Written for the 3rd NZ Asian Studies Conference, University of Auckland and designed for Quintus (Wendy Dixon, Richard Phillips, David Griffiths, Shirley Kauter) and Orlando Singers.

Dedication note

to Richard Phillips