The Rosy Hearth (2016)
for tenor and piano
Commissioned for the Royal Northern College of Music 'Day of Song' Festival (12/06/16)
‘The Rosy Hearth is a short work, which sets words from Paul Verlaine for solo tenor voice and piano. The poem describes a bittersweet scene in which the narrator reflects over the closing of the day when he can finally relax and dream. However, the piece almost acts as a lamentation of the words due to the chromatic undertones throughout the work whilst also resembling a more traditional art song.'
©Cover Image: 'The Rosy Hearth' Painting by Grace-Evangeline Mason 2016