Howard Skepton’s setting of 'The Ancient Mariner'

The composer Howard Skepton is currently working on a setting of the Ancient Mariner for the singer Roderick Williams, together with string quartet, double bass and French horn. He would like to have set the entire text but has had to reduce it to about 57% of the whole. The first performance takes place in London later this year and he is keen to stay as close to the text as possible without repetition or undue musical distortion.