Pied Beauty 2008
mezzo-soprano, piano (4′)
Text: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89)
Developed for The Knack Singers as part of the Adopt-a-Composer scheme, funded by the Performing Rights Society Foundation (PRSF) and run by the Society for the Promotion of New Music (spnm) in association with Making Music. Forms part of the complete song cycle The Dalliance of the Eagles.
First performance: St Olave’s Church, Hart Street, London, 25/01/2008
Joanna Sleight mezzo-soprano | Rufus Frowde piano