Composer

Charms To Music

Duration: 12'

(2008-10)

Description

Six songs for soprano and piano

Music, thou Queen of Souls (Thomas Randolph)
For Music (Lord Byron)
Bells of Grey Crystal (Edith Sitwell)
What Would I Give
(Christina Rossetti)
To Music, to becalm a sweet, sick youth (Robert Herrick)
Song (from The Second Brother) (Thomas Lovell Beddoes)

First performance (complete): 27 February 2011, Charmian Bedford (soprano)/
Richard Shaw (piano), Royal Academy of Music, London, UK

Published by Music Haven

Music, thou Queen of Souls available on the 'NMC Songbook' CD. Click here for more information. The sheet music can be purchased separately for download at www.musicroom.com

Listen to "To Music" (below) performed by Anna Patalong (soprano) and Elizabeth Rossiter (piano).

Reviews

"…Lloyd Moore's ‘Music, thou Queen of Souls’ [gave] a lyrical and passionate platform to [soprano] Ailish Tynan… "

(Stephen Graham, Musical Criticism)

Programme Note

The idea of composing a set of songs for voice and piano was prompted by the first of them, Music, thou Queen of Souls, which was originally written for the NMC Songbook CD project in 2008. I felt strongly that this single item needed a wider context and so, at intervals over the next couple of years, I added a further five settings of texts by English poets to keep it company.