Samuel, Rhian: White Amaryllis, The. Rental
Words by May Sarton
Full score, vocal score and instrumental parts
Duration: 23 minutes
For medium voice, two flutes, piccolo, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (three players), harp and strings
II The Snow Light
III Before Dawn
Before Dawn [No. III from The White Amaryllis] is … emotionally powerful … it traces the feeling of loss from numb disbelief to searing pain. The vocal setting is straightforward and melodic … The real power, though, is in the orchestral part, which reflects the shifting emotions with stark clarity.