The Sea of Faith

The Sea of Faith (1995)
high voice and piano

This dramatic and extended setting of Matthew Arnold’s vivid poem ‘Dover Beach’ for high voice and piano treats the performers as equal partners and reflects the seamless blend of continuity and change reflected in the poem. Lasting 8-9 minutes, this is a challenging but worthwhile and moving recital piece, which was first performed by James Oxley (tenor) and Susie Allen as part of the Hampshire County Council `Making Music Accessible’ season at Alton 12 May 1995

`A dramatic and intense imagination’ – Philip Scowcroft, British Music Society Newsletter

Colne Edition

Recording here