Vignettes of Home
Voice and piano
Written for a collaborative English Song project run by Jess Walker at Trinity Laban in February 2014, these four tiny songs were composed in a single night (18 February 2014) to texts contributed by four different singers on the project.
The texts describe what ‘home’ means to the writers and the songs each combine singing and speaking. The approach to both vocal lines and accompaniments is very free. Each song is about 30 seconds in duration, giving a total running time of about 2 minutes.
- ‘After Rain’, for Melanie Harikrishna
- ‘Returning Home’, for Amon-Ra Twilley
- ‘Christmas’, for Deborah Miller
- ‘Sycamore Trees’, for Lucy Miller-White
First performance: 21 February 2014, Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich. Performed by Deborah Miller, Lucy Miller-White, Melanie Harikrishna (sopranos) and Amon-Ra Twilley (baritone), with pianists Rebecca Cohen and Sally Halsey.