Hayes, Morgan: My Compass
Soprano and Piano (Range: E flat – C)
1st perf: Sarah Leonard (soprano), Stephen Gutman (piano), Hoxton Hall, London, 15 July 2001
The 18th-century poet Matthew Green extols the virtues of reason as a guide to life, while the music works subtle variations on the minuet from Bach’s fourth keyboard partita. Eminently suitable as an encore piece for a contemporary-song recital.