It was at Lulworth Cove, in September 1820, that John Keats, sailing to Italy, was delayed because his ship lay becalmed, and spent a day ashore clambering over the rocks. Then he went back on board to complete his final sonnet:
Bright Star, would I were steadfast as thou art -
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task.
The story of Keats' landing at Lulworth Cove, his last glimpse of England, inspired Thomas Hardy to write 'At Lulworth Cove a Century Back'
At Lulworth Cove a Century Back also exists in an edition for voice and string quartet. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Chris Brown, lives and works in Dorset and is a prolific composer writing in most genres. He writes in an accessible and popular style which has proved popular with performers and audiences alike and Recital Music will be publishing a number of his works.
He was born in 1947 and studied composition with Michael Head, Alan Bush and John Ireland. His works have been performed throughout Britain and Europe, notably at Bath Music Festival, Royal Academy of Music (London), Bournemouth Festival and Wells Cathedral.
Chris Brown is a member of the Composers' Guild of Great Britain and believes in writing music for every level of performer - from professional or music student, to talented amateur, and particularly people with special needs.