THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA
includes 1st performance of Alexander Campkin ‘by still waters’
LYNNE PLOWMAN ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’: Twelve brilliant miniatures set amongst a complete reading of Coleridge’s 1798 epoch-making work. The compositions refer to the engravings by David Jones for Douglas Cleverdon’s 1929 edition of the poem.
SALLY BEAMISH ‘Sea Psalm: the sinking of HMS Duchess 12th Dec 1939’ is a 20-minute setting of the psalm ‘They that go down to the sea in ships’ during which a spoken narration recites the eyewitness account of the only surviving officer of the sinking of the destroyer HMS Duchess. The psalm forms a refrain to the account, ending with the hymn ‘Eternal Father strong to save’.
ALEXANDER CAMPKIN ‘by still waters’ (1st performance)
A short memorial follows in memory of Mary Rowlands-Pritchard whose ashes are buried in the churchyard including Alexander Campkin’s ‘by still waters’ composed for OA for this occasion.