song cycle for soprano or mezzo soprano, violin, viola and 'cello 



An anthology of poems of abandonment, dedicated to Peter Lighte. A piece that I felt too personal to release to the world when I wrote it - it was premiered many years later.

1. Voice (after Giovanni Pascoli, 1855-1912) 

2. Encountering a Snowstorm (after Liu Ch'ang Ch'ing, 709-c.80) 

3. She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways (William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

4. Unicorn (from The Book of Songs, c.600 BC)

5. Don't Say a Word (after Osip Mandelstam, 1891-1938)

6. Orfano [Orphan] (Giovanni Pascoli)

First performed 14 October 2018 by Lucy Schaufer (mezzo-soprano), Miranda Fulleylove, Clara Biss and Zoë Martlew at Smedmore House, Dorset, UK as part of the Purbeck Arts Festival