1999 | soprano/piano.

Poem by Mary Oliver (1935-2019).

Song 3 of Sunflowers.

Commissioned by Adelaide Whitaker.


Some newer editions may already have these corrections. If you have an older score, please contact me for a complimentary updated score.

  • 28: If breath is a problem, you can end the word “dawn” on beat 1, breathe, start a melisma on beat 2 with the word “aah” (continuing through beat 2 of 29), and then return to the printed score. 
  • 43: the “ry” of “eve-ry” should be beneath the A in the voice part.
  • 89: I have changed the notes to a B, rising to an E, rising to an F sharp for the words “it is an-“