Soprano (15 mins)
Written for Jane Manning and Tony Hymas.
First performed Cheltenham Festival. First Broadcast Radio 3 with Hilary Thomas and Keith Swallow.
CD recording of Birmingham Festival Choral Society and Orchestra, with Russian Requiem. Through Merlin Classics.
Jonathan Woolf, Music Web International
They range from the melancholy of In the Window to the folkloric sparkle of The Young Girl Was Married Off, where the glistening piano commentary is harp-like. The succeeding song is delightfully full of verve whilst the wordless melancholia of By the Seashore and its associated fulsome piano writing is magnetically Russian.