For Soprano Voice & Piano.
Oxford Contemporary Repertoire.
Written for the NMC Songbook, this homage to Francis Poulenc rejoices in the bitter sweet harmony that he used to relish. The words are concocted by Berkeley and also have a slightly French, Apollinaire-like sensibility with a deliberate use of elliptical contradiction: 'I hear your silent voice' etc. An indulgent gem for any good soprano.
Duration 3½ minutes