The Sleeping Lord, Op.58
|Duration (approx)|| ||14 minutes|
Soprano, flute, clarinet, harp, string quartet
|Text Author(s)|| ||David Jones|
|Text Language|| ||English|
|Recording(s)|| ||From Sea to Sky|
|Publisher|| ||Faber Music|
Bath Festival with funds provided from the Arts Council of Great Britain.
|First performance|| ||29 May 1992|
|Venue|| ||Prague Spring Festival, Czechoslovakia.|
|Orchestra / Ensemble|| ||Nash Ensemble|
|Soloists / Players|| ||Patrizia Kwella, Ian Brown|
|Review|| ||Michael White, The Independent on Sunday, 7 June 1992|
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…it is transformed by the rich, allusive, almost drugged intensity of Matthews’s score – with Brittenesque nocturnal features but entering an atmospheric sound world of its own. A beautifully considered piece. The Sleeping Lord throws down no gauntlet; but it sets a standard for a kind of English Pastoral whose appeal goes beyond nostalgia.
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