Four Songs of Time's Return
Four Songs of Time’s Return, Vocal Score

Four Songs of Time’s Return, Vocal Score


27.0 x 19.0 cm. Paper covers
With colour illustrations of details of works by Sandro Botticelli and John Piper

Song Cycle. Vocal score of David Goode's setting for soprano and baritone, and piano of four extracts from Francis Warner's poems, the sections titled Fire, Earth, Water and Air. Fire reflects his schoolboy desire to become a blacksmith, during the extremely cold winter of 1946-47; Earth - ‘Amabile’ - is the speech of Simonetta as Primavera from Living Creation, his play on Botticelli and Medici Florence; Water, Summer, recalls the June Concert on the river Cam by Clare Bridge sung by the Cambridge University Madrigal Choir; and Air, the climax of his 1961 poem Perennia, a duet .

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