Opus Anglicanum - Bosham Church 19 November

THE GREAT AND WIDE SEA
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Music by Lynne Plowman

Saturday 19th November, 6 pm, Bosham Church, Bosham, West Sussex

Twelve brilliant miniatures which illustrate a complete reading of Coleridge’s 1798 epoch-making work by Zeb Soanes (BBC Radio). The 12 compositions refer to the engravings by David Jones for Douglas Cleverdon’s 1929 edition of the poem. Lynne Plowman won the 2003 British Composers Award and has composed for Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, and the London Mozart Players.

Also
Sea Psalm, The Sinking of HMS Duchess 1939. Music by Sally Beamish.
A 20-minute setting of the psalm ‘They that go down to the sea in ships’ during which a spoken narration recites the eyewitness account of the only surviving officer of the sinking of the destroyer HMS Duchess. The psalm forms a refrain to the account, ending with the hymn ‘Eternal Father strong to save’. Sally Beamish is a composer whose work is performed and broadcast internationally. She has composed for the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera, and BBC Proms.