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.
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 …
This dancey song, written in celebration of the birth of Rachel Claringbull, can be sung as a Round, perhaps with the accompaniment of a tambour.
Another song inspired by project work at Northam School in Southampton .
Created in 2013 for the funeral of a friend, Maureen, this piece derives from one I made in 1973 for a Nativity presentation at Lee Abbey ‘A Song for Simeon and Anna’. The words here set for ‘her’ can be Read More …
This worship-song concluded my ‘oratorio’ WRESTLING WITH CHRIST, presented at Christmas 1974 by members of the Lee Abbey Community.