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 Coleridgeâs 1798 epoch-making work by Zeb Soanes (BBC Radio). The 12 compositions refer to the engravings by David Jones for Douglas Cleverdonâs 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.
Sea Psalm, The Sinking of HMS Duchess 1939. Music by Sally Beamish.
A 20-minute setting of the psalm âThey that go down to the sea in shipsâ 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 âEternal Father strong to saveâ. 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.