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Programme Notes

Estrangement is a setting of Edmund Blunden's 1919 poem The Estrangement, originally set for chorus and orchestra as the first part of Aftertones, a work I wrote in 2000 for the Huddersfield Choral Society. When composing it, I worked at the choral setting almost independently of its orchestral accompaniment, and so it seemed logical to turn it back into an unaccompanied piece. Blunden's sense of landscape and place remained with him throughout the horrors of the First World War: his was essentially a gentle spirit, and he was able to convey the bleakness of a war-torn country with something approaching objectivity.

Colin Matthews

Estrangement

Lighthouse (Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom)

Canticum, Mark Forkgen

Estrangement

Temple Church (London, United Kingdom)

Canticum, Mark Forkgen

Estrangement

Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Bristol University Singers, Glyn Jenkins

Estrangement

Sherborne Abbey (Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom)

Oxford Pro Musica Singers

Estrangement

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

BBC Singers, David Hill