Shadows in the Water

(1979)

by Colin Matthews

Description
high voice and piano
Contributors
Traherne T (Author)
Duration
10
Genres
Solo Voice
Text
Thomas Traherne
Instrumentation
Languages
English
First Performance
11.6.80, Aldeburgh Festival: Peter Pears/Steuart Bedford
Availability

B3 facsimile (fp) 0-571-55367-2 on sale

Programme Notes
Colin Matthews SHADOWS IN THE WATER For high voice and piano This setting of a poem by Thomas Traherne (1637-74) was composed between August 1978 and May 1979 as a sixty-ninth birthday present for Peter Pears, who, with Steuart Bedford, gave the first performance at the 1980 Aldeburgh Festival. Colin Matthews

Licensing Information

News & Reviews

'Shadows in the Water' reviews

‘Colin Matthews setting of Thomas Traherne, simple, entirely syllabic with a spare and understated piano accompaniment, was written as a birthday present for Sir Peter Pears. It is unpretentious and carefully written … confining itself largely to the middle register of the voice …’ Financial Times (Andrew Clements), 14 June 1980 Read more

Site Search

Newsletter sign-up

Submit your email address here to receive the latest news and special offers from Faber Music

Score Availability

It is possible in certain circumstances to purchase some scores direct from the Hire Library, even if advertised as available only for hire.

Please Contact the Hire Library:
Tel: +44 (0)1279 828904
Email: hire@fabermusic.com

Take a look

Tansy Davies

'… a livewire impossible to pigeonhole…' The Times   'This conflict...

read more