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Berkeley, Michael - Speaking Silence

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For Baritone Voice & Piano.

Oxford Contemporary Repertoire.

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A beautifully constructed song-cycle set to poems from Christina Rosetti to W.B.Yeats and the sixteenth century French poet Pontus de Tyard. Exploring the themes of yearning and longing at the end of a love affair, the subject of the texts focuses largely on a desire for rest and even oblivion. The music responds accordingly, ranging from the bright and chromatic to simple, poignant settings of folk-inspired tunes.
Duration c.20 minutes

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