Samuel, Rhian: Before Dawn
Range: C – G sharp
Reflecting on a woman’s lost love, Before Dawn conveys a sense of catharsis in music that builds through quietly introspective episodes to a powerful conclusion.
‘Before Dawn’ is the third and final song of the song cycle to words by May Sarton The White Amaryllis, Y162, for medium voice and piano, which is also available for voice and orchestra. The cycle may be performed in a transposed version for soprano and piano, Y358.