Sally Beamish: Voices in Silence [download]
10-minute piano piece written in 2004. ? Printed score (23pp) scanned to pdf for immediate download.
Voices in Silence reflects on a post-war world after the last gun has fallen silent, the sun rising on a creation oblivious to the self-destruction of mankind. ?Each movement builds a soliloquy on a single image; dawn on a devastated battle-field, frogs calling in a bomb crater, a bird whistling on a barbed wire fence, and finally a simple chorale. (Sally Beamish)
Commissioned by the City of London Festival for Ashley Wass, and was first performed at the City of London Festival on 22 June 2004.
- Night Song
- Singing on a Wire
Excerpt from broadcast of the first performance by Ashley Wass?23 June 2004: