Verses from Panthea

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Thy Mouth a Rose Shall Be
Voicing: SATB a cappella

Duration: 10' 00"

...we all think that the music is wonderful...your music is making rehearsals a pleasure...I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have found some deep-thinking secular music of such beauty. - a choral director

A set of 4 songs for mixed voices a cappella, each a setting of a verse from Oscar Wilde's early transcendental poem Panthea (1881). The songs are:

  • 1. We are Resolved into the Supreme Air (2' 40")
  • 2. Earth's Giant Heart (2' 20")
  • 3. Thy Mouth a Rose Shall Be (2' 40") - also available for Soprano Solo and SATB
  • 4. We Shall Not Die (2' 20")

Each song may be performed on its own or as part of the set. The entire set has a duration of 10 minutes.

This work received an honourable mention ("exemplary and deserving of special recognition") in the Boston Choral Ensemble Commission Competition 2017.

Verses from Panthea was first performed by Harlequin Chamber Choir conducted by Thomas Lydon on 10th June 2018.

Verses from Panthea Information Sheet

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Ways to buy

PDF and performing licence

Price dependent on number of singers


Individual printed copies

£3.50 (+ p&p)


Bundles of 10 printed copies

Discounts apply*


For printed copies you can select the quantity later

*10% discount applies to 1st bundle, 15% to 2nd and subsequent bundles.