About the piece

“Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoes
This way, that, she peers, sees
Silver fruit on silver trees…”

The text for Memories of Silver was derived from Walter de la Mare’s poem “Silver”. This text, half-remembered, abbreviated, and altered, reveals the original poem in patches, as if it is being seen by moonlight. The music is gentle and full of romantic and impressionistic harmony. The bass line walks slowly depicting the flow of time, the passage of the moon, and the movement of water.


performed by Annie Thompson, mezzo-soprano and Yi Kai Sim, piano


mezzo-soprano and piano


3 minutes

year written


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