Sudden Light (2013)
- Slant of Light
- Sudden Light
Baritone and Piano
fp. 30 October 2013; Jeremy Huw Williams, Ed Jones, St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, UK as part of the Sound Festival 2013
Sudden Light (2013) (mp3)
Score is available to purchase here.
Sudden Light is a short song-cycle on themes of light and starlight. The opening song (a setting of Emily Dickinson) is anxious and full of foreboding, this being dissipated somewhat in the expansive and sustained setting of Elizabeth Jennings’s ‘Delay’ that follows. The final song (a setting of Dante Gabriel Rossetti) is more traditional in feel, but here more than in the other songs, the light is not radiant and pervasive, rather weak and wan.