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Description

Part of the Firewheel Anthology collection

Vibrant chamber ensemble pieces and songs by emerging composers, written for Dark Inventions.

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Commissioned by Dark Inventions for their Firewheel project, part of the Sound and Music ‘Composer Curator Scheme’. Premiered by Dark Inventions at The Engine House, Manchester, 8th May 2014.

This is a simple arrangement of the traditional folksong for voice, clarinet and cello, which aims to let the haunting melody take centre stage. The cautionary tale tells of a woman who meets Death earlier than she wishes. 

Details

Categories
Duration
8 minutes
Libretto/text
Traditional
Premiere
Dark Inventions, The Engine House, Manchester, 8th May 2014
Scoring
1 Voice, 1 B-flat Clarinet, 1 Violoncello
Composition date
2014

Recordings

Firewheel Dark Inventions, cond. Christopher Leedham, soprano Stef Conner 26th February 2016

Performances

26 February 2016

The Treehouse, Berrick Saul building, University of York

Louisa Dobson (soprano), Late Music Ensemble, cond. James Whittle

16 May 2014

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

12 May 2014

The Lit & Phil

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

11 May 2014

Left Bank, Leeds

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

10 May 2014

National Centre for Early Music, York

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

8 May 2014

The Engine House, Manchester

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham