The Wind among the Reeds, four Yeats songs, Op. 22 (1993), version for low voice, string quartet, and piano.
I The Song of the Wandering Aengus
II He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
III The Cap and Bells
IV The Fiddler of Dooney
Like his previous Yeats settings, these were intended for the composer to sing himself. The poems are all taken fromYeats’s volume of lyrical verse The Wind among the Reeds (1899), and are composed in an accessible, lyrical style, as were the earlier songs. The result, again, is a style in which triadic harmonies, sometimes unusually juxtaposed, are often placed against unexpected melodic configurations. The songs exist in piano versions for high voice and low voice.