Homeward Bound for mezzo-soprano and piano by Marco Galvani.
Commissioned by Jennifer Johnston in 2019.
This setting of a Liverpool folk song ‘Goodbye fare thee well’ was commissioned by Jennifer Johnston for her debut album, which features the work of composers from the North West, including Mark Simpson, Stephen Hough and Bethan Morgan-Williams. My piece is a short interpretation of the folk tune, with the refain being reharmonised with increasing drama as the piece proceeds.
About the album Johnston writes: I have sung across the globe and experienced many wonderful places, yet I love nowhere more than Liverpool: the gateway to the Atlantic, my native land, my beloved city, my home.
- Marco Galvani
Duration: 4.5 minutes