FROM DUCKLINGS TO SWANS...
While walking along Dublin's Grand Canal I came upon these beautiful swans... Would these be the descendants of The Wild Swans At Coole written 101 years ago by Irish poet William Butler Yeats??!
'But now they drift on still water
Among what rushes will they build
By what lake's edge or pool,
Delight men's eyes when I wake some day,
To find they have flown away?'
And did you know Tchaikovsky died two years before his ballet Swan Lake was a success??.. yet It is the most famous and celebrated ballet in the world!
In my own music for ballet class, I try to inspire the youngest dancers to commence their journey from ducklings to swans!
Here are a few tracks inspired by Swans from En Rose, Les Petits and Les Premiers Pas!