My studio has large windows facing south. As I watched the birds react to the oncoming winter, I humanized them in my mind, imagining emotional reactions to the oncoming winter, culminating with their flight in the last movement. An avid environmentalist, I also thought of the birds (and perhaps our children) as some of the first creatures affected by steadily increasing pollution.
Digitized with funding from the Center for Regional Studies.
Written for Rosalind Simpson, harpist, who premiered the work December 10, 1989 in Corrales, NM. Six untitled movements. ASCAP Title Code: 320372058. Date Composed: 1986. Copyright: 1989 M Mauldin. Duration: 10:25. Score/Parts: Computer generated by M Mauldin, solely distributed by Vanderbilt Music Co, PO Box 456, Bloomington, IN 47402, 800 533 7200.
Harp music, Birds -- Songs and music
Mauldin, Michael. "Birds in Winter: six preludes for harp." (1989). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/582