Wessex Graves

Michael Berkeley
Version for tenor and harp
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Song cycle originally scored for tenor and harp. It also exists in an arrangement for mezzo-soprano and piano.
This arrangement was previously on hire and these songs are among Berkeley's earliest compositions, written in the mid-1970s at the suggestion and encouragement of Peter Pears. They are deliberately written in a folk-song idiom, partly because the nature of the words suggested this style. The poems, by Thomas Hardy, were chosen for various treatments of one theme - death, and the grave. Some are wistful, some tragic, some humorous. There are no better programme notes than the words themselves.

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193451520
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 24
Duration: 17 Mins
Publication Date: 02/01/1986
ISBN: 9780193451520
Format: 297x210
Voices: 2-5


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