For this piece, I decided to use Kenneth Elliott‘s illustrative piano part as the main accompaniment. Due to its tricky harmonic movement, it was important to have an instrument which could be versatile in its expression.
Musician Sam Irvine worked hard to capture the plaintive lamentation of the piece, despite having never played anything from this era.
“It was great doing something a little different from the usual. It made me think about harmony in a new way, particularly how I could translate some of the cadences into my own composition and performance practice which is usually more in the jazz and contemporary classical vein.”
Vocals: Roslyn Potter
Piano: Sam Irvine