'Five minutes of rapture.’ The Sunday Times
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'I saw Eternity the other night
Like a great Ring of pure and endless light,
All calm, as it was bright…'
The poet Henry Vaughan (1621-1695) is noted for his dramatic and arresting opening images. This setting is in attempt to recreate the sense of sudden wonder and vision inherent in the first three lines of his poem 'Eternity'.
'Five minutes of rapture.’
The Sunday Times (Paul Driver), 17 August 2018