Til Hanne Stavad (uropf. d. 2/10 1982, Helsingør Teater, Århus, af Hanne Stavad, Erik Kaltoft, Hans Erik Deckert).
Den anden sang (How silver sweet) foreligger også i en version(original high version) for sopran og klaver.
two short songs for alto, piano (and cello ad lib.).
The contrasting constellation of these two poems (Ted Hughes´ ”A Kill” and William Shakespeare´s ”How Silver sweet sound”, from Romeo and Juliet, act 2, III) do not call for much explanation by the composer: the world´s woes in Hughes´ poem (in the form of delivery problems during a child’s birth) is follow by the balsamic words of love – to the night – by Shakespeare. Another ode to the night might have been chosen, I do not know any other that, in so few words, creates such an atmosphere of love and enchanted night as this poem by Shakespeare.