Point of Entry – For baritone and piano/baritone and large orchestra
Point of Entry is a song cycle commissioned through English National Opera’s Contemporary Opera Studio.
Collaboration with sculptor Bill Woodrow and poet Selima Hill on the subject of war. Originated as a group of six sculptures and poems for exhibition at the Imperial War Museum. Fashioned through a search for a composer for the work at ENO’s studio, Bill Woodrow commissioned the composition of the song cycle written in response to both sculpture and poetry.
2. First Chair
4. For Queen and Country
5. Un till the Land
6. Point of Entry
Baritone and piano –
Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London
Baritone: Benon Maliszcewski
Piano: Philip Sunderland
Baritone and large orchestra –
Victoria Rooms, Bristol
Baritone: Roland Wood
Conductor: Jonathan James
New Bristol Sinfonia
Duration: 23 minutes
This work is available to purchase in a bound A3 edition. Click the button below to order a copy.
“I can tell you how much I enjoyed the CD. Both pieces are very fine (and very well performed!). I was particularly delighted with First Born, which I found extremely beautiful”
Sir Roger Norringtone – Conductor
“Some wonderful sonorities and textures – First Chair made a big impact on me.”
James Brown – Composer and Composition Lecturer, University of Leeds