SERENADE THE SILKIE
an open air masque - 25'
Libretto by David Harsent
Commissioned by Music Link International
A Silkie (or Selkie): a mythological creature found in Gaelic folklore, who lives as a seal in the sea, encounters a mortal.
Premiere: 4 June 1994: Porth-en-alls festival, Cornwall
Director: Julia Hollander
Conductor: Peter Ash
Thomas Randle, Nerys Jones, Tom Hollander, Julia Watson, The Music Link orchestra and choir
Soprano/The Silkie - soprano
Actor/The Silkie - actor
Tenor/Tom - tenor
Actor/Tom - actor
SATB chamber chorus
2 oboes, horns in F (at least 2), timpani, string orchestra