My 6-minute trio Swift for oboe (Ruth Watson), Bassoon (Olly Galletta) and Piano (Andrew Morris) will be performed on Sunday 29th September at 3pm in Yarpole Church, Herefordshire, as part of a Herefordshire Composers’ Workshop concert.
This ‘miniature epic’ was inspired by the impressive aerial displays of Swifts over our house this summer. The score is prefaced by the following excerpt from the poem Haymaking by Edward Thomas.
…While over them shrill shrieked in his fierce glee
The swift with wings and tail as sharp and narrow
As if the bow had flown off with the arrow…