To Make Much of Time 2011
7 songs for unison voices and piano and handchimes (20’)
Texts: Robert Herrick (1591–1674): To Music. A Song; Thomas Hood (1799–1845): Gold; Christina Rossetti (1830–94): A birthday; Lord Byron (1788–1824): For Music; Robert Herrick: To Make Much of Time; Oscar Wilde (1854–1900): From Spring Days To Winter
Commissioned by the Farnham Festival for their 2011 50th Anniversary Festival.
First performance: Great Hall, The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, UK, 23/03/2011
Massed choirs of local Surrey primary schools | Julia Wilson piano
Graham Ross | conductor