Hayes, Morgan: Handbag
For Soprano, Clarinet in B flat, Bass Clarinet in B flat, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. Score and Parts.
1st perf: Mary Wiegold (soprano), Composers Ensemble, Peter Wiegold (cond), The Warehouse, London, 1 November 2001
Premiered by the Composers Ensemble and soprano Mary Weigold, Handbag, to a poem by Ruth Fainlight, evokes memories of ‘womanliness and love and anguish and war’ through the remembered contents of a mother’s old leather handbag.