- Apr 11 2022
Voices for the Future – Women’s Nature
7pm 11th April 2022
A short, eclectic programme of works by women composers from the 20th century which reflect on the natural world and our different relationships with it. From the busy lives of a farmer’s family to the determination of a milk swimming frog and the sound of rustling grass, the music of Howell, Clarke, Lefanu, A. Coleridge-Taylor and Poston create their own visions of lives in close contact with nature. The final work celebrates some of our most important women entomologists, a science which is crucial to the survival of our planet. Some text about the lives of these fascinating composers and scientists from the UK are interwoven between the songs, and the virtual bar will be opened at the end of this 30 minute event.
- Nicola Lefanu – “Teeth” & “Wishing” from Rory’s Rounds for acapella voices; Words traditional
- Elizabeth Poston (1905 – 1987) – “Bonny at Morn” a North Country Folk Tune arranged for voice and piano
- Dorothy Howell (1898 – 1982) – “Two Frogs” for voice and piano
- Rebecca Clarke (1886 – 1979) – “Down by the Salley Gardens” for voice and piano
- Avril Coleridge-Taylor (1903 – 1998) – “The Rustling of Grass” for voice and piano; Text by Alfred Noyes
- Frances M Lynch – “Entomologists Anonymous” for mixed acapella voices
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