Marina

(1988)

by David Matthews

Description
baritone, basset horn, viola and piano
Duration
10
Genres
Baritone, Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Text
T.S.Eliot
Instrumentation
Languages
English
Commission
Commissioned by the Bath Festival with funds from the Arts Council ofGreat Britain
First Performance
9.6.88, Guildhall, Bath: Henry Herford/Angela Malsbury/Yuko Inoue/Graham Johnson
Availability
A4 facsimile score (fp) 55372 9 and parts (fp) 55373 7on sale

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'Marina' review

'This Eliot setting winds its eloquent and spacious vocal line through a restricted range of colour, essentially finding a central image from the poem and meditating on it, expanding and enlarging and in the end returning. The colour of the instrumental trio haunts the memory afterwards, partly through the alluring combination of basset-horn and viola, but above all in the viola’s arching lines, gently animated with Sibelius-like articulations' The Independent (Robert Maycock), 28 June 1989 Read more

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