'Blinding, Burning, lovely' (2017)

for soprano, violin, viola, 'cello and piano

Duration: 3'30"

First performed by Eleanore Cockerham and musicians at the Royal Northern College of Music (20/03/17)

'‘Blinding, Burning, Lovely’ for soprano and ensemble is a setting of the poem ‘The Falling Star’ by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933). Throughout the piece, the soprano moves from a vernacular to a stylized manner of singing as the work expands and grows outwards from the first spoken word. The piece aims to create an atmospheric soundworld by the use of repeating iridescent harmonics textures underneath.'
©G.E.M.2017

©Cover Image: 'Blinding, Burning, Lovely' by Grace-Evangeline Mason 2017