In his blog, Cornish Composer Russell Pascoe talks about a piece which will be performed at the up and coming concert on the 17 October with Truro Cathedral Choir and City of London Sinfonia.....
Threnody for Jowan
Most of my compositions are written to commission, but some are composed
At the time I had the writer and journalist Richard Madden staying with me. Shattered by the news, we determined to create an anthem as an attempt to process what we had heard. As Richard wrote the words I immediately set them to music. Within a few hours 'And every leaf must fall' or ‘Threnody for Jowan’ was completed.
A group of friends rehearsed the piece and sang it at the funeral of baby Jowan; after that, it was put into a drawer.
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