Reis glorios

Five pieces for the Summer sunrise: Concert: First, Reis glorios (Glorious King), a 12th century alba by Guiraut de Bornelh, who was styled the ‘master of the troubadours’. The alba (Occitan) or alborada (Spanish) or aubade (French) is a dawn song. After the (hopeful, on the part of the singer, anyway) seduction of the evening […]

Sibelius 7

A few taps on the timpani; from the depths, a scale rising in the strings, gathering strength as it ascends until it finally bursts into darkness – a stygian, writhing darkness that starts in a-flat minor and then gropes slowly towards the light.  This is the moment of birth, the beginning of an odyssey… Any copyrighted […]