Come Away James Weeks
|Performing score||ISMN 57036-567-8||£7.95|
soprano, piano, violin and cello
Come Away continues my abiding interest in paring down to musical fundamentals in search of strength and clarity of expression. The four performers articulate a sparse patchwork of quite simple, repetitive figurations. The singer sings, in French, words from the Song of Songs (‘Rise up, my love, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth’ etc). Come Away describes a tentatively budding new life and love.
Come Away was written for Kürbis Ensemble and first performed by them at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, February 2008.
- Kürbis Ensemble (Juliet Fraser soprano, Sophie Appleton violin, Ken Ichinose cello, James Weeks piano), Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, 10 February 2008