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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 piece is based on the traditional melody ‘The Lover’s Ghost’ (also known as ‘The Grey Cock’), JEFDSS 1953, as sung by Mrs Costello (Birmingham, 1951); recorded by the BBC; transcribed by Patrick Shuldham Shaw.

The lyrics of ‘The Shipwreck't Ghost’ were written down, and probably written by, the poet John Clare (1793-1864). Transcribed from Peterborough MS. A7 p.33a and set to the traditional melody ‘The Lover's Ghost’ (also known as ‘The Grey Cock’) by George Deacon, published in John Clare and the Folk Tradition by Francis Boutle © George Deacon London 2002 & 1983. Reproduced by kind permission of the author and edited and arranged by Stef Conner.

More information on John Clare can be found through the John Clare Society:  http://johnclaresociety.blogspot.co.uk

Details

Categories
Duration
9 minutes
Libretto/text
Traditional/John Clare, ed. Stef Conner
Premiere
Dark Inventions, The Engine House, Manchester, 8th May 2014
Scoring
1 Mezzo Soprano, 1 Flute, 1 B-flat Clarinet, 1 Percussion, 1 Violin, 1 Violoncello
Composition date
2014

Recordings

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

Performances

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