Song of the Spirits Over the Water
This playful duet for two female singers is based on a poem by Goethe, translated by A. S. Kline. The music reflects the leaping, rushing, and streaming of the water described in the text.
Duration: 3 minutes
(Singers: Sarah Earl and Maddy Hunter)
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