He wishes for the cloths of heaven (SSA + optional B)
This setting of Yeats was commissioned by Ann Miller for the Voices Youth Choir and Derby Youth Choir for their tour to Belgium and the Rheinland in August 2012. The piece was first performed in Brussels Cathedral on Monday 20 August 2012.
Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.