I composed this song at Lee Abbey in 1975 to be the postlude following an improvised conversation over a staged meal for four, ‘Table Talk’. The accompaniment, first composed in 2013, was completely re-written in 2019.
A sort of greetings card
A ‘Thankyou’ note
This is the third of my settings of three poems by Peter Glew. Soul’s SerenityOak green serenityMeadow green greennessFlight bobbing GoldfinchWren flitting sparrows.Air swooning swallowsStreakingSky coloured prism inThe early evening sun.Glory burst: illuminatingshadow cast giants.Night’s anticipation.Soul’s serenity.
The second of three poems by Peter Glew I set for voice and piano in 2018.
This is the first of three settings of poems by a dear friend, the late Peter Glew, after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. My God how you greet me this morning Jewelled frost at my feet Clear sky Read More …
When Günter Schlechter, a friend who conducts a choir in Schleswig, asked me for a hymn for St Martin’s Day 2018, I was moved, not least because I had been wondering how Germans would keep the centenary of the end Read More …