Writer and poet Kenneth Steven's sequence of poems on early Christian hermits inspired Hilary de Vries to write music in response to them. Together they tell the story of the hermits who made the journey in the 6th Century from Iona to Iceland.
Contains all 30 poems and accompanying pieces of music, as well as guidance notes on how to play the music. Suitable for a wide range of instruments.
'Kenneth has a rare gift for being able to transmute the mundane into the mesmerising, in a kind of poetic alchemy'
The Dear Green Place, In My Own Country, The Tower, I Had a Dream, The Silken Thread, Sea Green, Night Dreams, The Honey Thief, A Gleam of Gold, Blue Haze, Songbird, Moving Cloud, Untitled, On Troubled Waters, Green Willow, Rock Sea Stone, Firefly, The Dove, On a Red Sea Sailed, Into the Cave, The Harbour, When We Come to the Sea, Sanctuary, Skylark, The Irish Duet, A Silent Prayer, A Fond Farewell, The Gift, The Silver Darling, Blessed
Hilary de Vries Scotland, UK
Scottish composer/musician whose work is greatly influenced by landscape, birdsong and poetry. She has recorded and released
two albums of her own music.
Her publications include music for bagpipes and clarsach, and music inspired by Orkney and the Black Isle.
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