"Canon for Three" (2015) for three sopranos
Performed by Tony Arnold, Lucy Shelton and Dawn Upshaw at the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival at Merkin Hall.
(Note: A special choreography was used in this recording: Lucy Shelton sings from the stage throughout; Dawn Upshaw and Tony Arnold each begin by singing from the back of the auditorium, in the audience, and then gradually walk to the stage, where they join Lucy Shelton).
In this performance, "Canon for Three" was performed as a second movement to "Soul Perching." It may be performed separately or paired in performance.
For Three Sopranos
Commissioned by Lucy Shelton
Composed for, and dedicated to, Tony Arnold, Lucy Shelton and Dawn Upshaw
Premiered by Tony Arnold, Lucy Shelton and Dawn Upshaw at the Resonant Bodies Festival at Merkin Hall, September 9, 2015
Canon for Three sets Emily Dickinson's poem, "Hope is the thing with feathers," and may be paired with Soul Perching may be paired in performance.