Light Sows a Meagre Beam

Length: 10'

Performances:
The Meeting House, University of Sussex, 19th Mar 2015
Aberystwyth University Recitals, Joseph Parry Hall, Aberystwyth, Wales, 2nd Mar 1998

Publisher: Unpublished - please contact me for details

Genre: Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players

Programme Note:

Light sows a meagre beam (1997)
five settings of poems by Osip Mandelshtam
for baritone and piano
commissioned by Jeremy Huw Williams with funds from the Arts Council of Wales
Poems (first lines):
1. The breast of the sea heaves peacefully
2. I grew out of a dangerous swamp
3. Light sows a meagre beam
4. Like the shadow of sudden clouds
5. How slowly the horses move

First performance by Jeremy Huw Williams (baritone)
Iwan Llewelyn-Jones (piano)
Aberystwyth University Recitals, Joseph Parry Hall
Aberystwyth 2 March 1998

Extract from the song cycle (song 5: How slowly the horses move)