THE GREAT WHEEL OF THE SUN
Four short pieces for cello and piano, freely based on poems by Robert Graves.
- 9 minutes
- For Lesley Shrigley Jones
See and hear a digitally generated extract of the score
I was greatly surprised and delighted to receive your ‘Great Wheel of the Sun’ and I had the pleasure of working through its pages the other day with my colleague, Anthony Saunders. I particularly love the second and third songs, which seem to source and define both melody and a mood of melancholy, embracing both facets with a sense of line and warmth. Thank you for sending me the music and for the dedication, which I much appreciate.
Lesley Shrigley Jones, 9 February 2010
- 1 May 2010 at the Maytime Concert of Words and Music at St John’s Church, Batheaston, near Bath. Lesley Shrigley Jones (cello)