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Samuel, Rhian: The Flowing Sand. Baritone and Piano


Five songs to poems by Samuel Beckett.

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Commissioned with Arts Council of Wales funds by the School of European Studies, Cardiff University, for the centenary celebrations of Samuel Beckett’s birth, The Flowing Sand is a setting of five poems by this seminal 20th-century modernist that are unified as a song-cycle by meaningful contrasts of mood and of musical style. The movements are ‘what would I do’, ‘my way is in the sand’, ‘Da Tagte Es’, ‘Roundelay’ and ‘saying it again’. Artistically challenging, yet well within the technical range of enterprising conservatoire students, The Flowing Sand is a major addition to the repertoire of contemporary art-song by British composers, and a significant contribution to the celebrations of the writer’s anniversary year.

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