||Assent of the Swallow
||The Happy Prince
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
||narrator, children's chorus, chamber orchestra
||About the Work
Based on Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale, The Happy Prince, Wallach’s Assent of the Swallow is a touching and lyrical tale about the love between two odd and dissimilar beings who give of themselves to help others. The music is evocative and lyrical, full of color and the quiet passion of compassion. An enjoyable performance piece with a subtle but powerful moral.