Bright tracks : song cycle for soprano and string trio
by Brenton Broadstock (1994)
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The words are taken from the many poems of the English poet and composer/songwriter Ivor Gurney (1890-1937). Gurney suffered from schizophrenia and spent the latter part of his life in a mental asylum. The poems chosen (particularly 'To God') reflect Gurney's mental instability, frustration, anger and a pathetic sense of hopelessness.
Instrumentation: Soprano, violin, viola, cello.
Duration: 17 min.
Contents note: Song 1: The songs I had -- Song 2: Had I a song -- Song 3: To God -- Song 4: The songs I had.
Awards & Prizes
|1994||Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize||Winner||Brenton Broadstock|
- In the form/style of: Song Cycles
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