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'...when Love kept time...'

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The In Flanders Fields series

In Flanders Fields is a series of poignant and evocative choral works with a theme of reconciliation and remembrance, set to iconic texts by John McCrae and Rupert Brooke.

Sadie Harrison writes: '..when love kept time..' was written especially for a concert at Wells Museum entitled The Poppies Grow, a commemoration of the centenary of World War I. The piece takes its title from a poem by war poet Roderic Quinn entitled The Soul of the Anzac which considers the sacrifice of the soldier and his memories of parents, lovers and the extraordinary qualities of the Australian landscape. (As an Australian, the story of the Anzacs is particularly poignant for me.) The poem tells how time is measured by bells, clocks and the heartbeat of young love and the music expresses this in chiming bell-chords and momentarily through pulsing machine guns and heavy marching footsteps. The piece ends with a distant echo of Waltzing Matilda at the very top of the piano creating a cavern of space between the living skies overhead and the deep earth of the double bass. '...when Love kept time...' is dedicated to my father, Powell Harrison.

Sadie Harrison was born in Adelaide, Australia, moving to England in 1970 where she undertook composition studies with Nicola Lefanu gaining her Phd at Kings College, London. Sadie's music has been played internationally in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival hall, Barbican and Lithuanian National Philharmonic by some of the world's leading performers. Her music has been released to critical acclaim on Sargasso, BML, Metier, NMC and Clarinet Classics and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and in Eastern Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, America, Lithuania, the Netherlands and elsewehere.

Recent projects include works for the Edinburgh Fringe, ABRSM Spectrum series, a Violin Concerto for Rusne Mataityte, and a song cycle for Paul Carey-Jones, chamber music for Fiona Cross, Duncan Honeybourne, David Heyes, the Scottish Clarinet Quartet, and Peter Sheppard Skaerved for performance in 2012. Sadie's music is published by UYMP (University of York Music Press) and Recital Music.

'...rhythm and lyricism held in perfect balance.' (Gramophone)

'...a compelling, distinctive and passionate compositional voice.' (Tempo)

'...this is distinctive, pungent music that demands close attention.' (The Guardian)

'...a fluent, thoughtfully poetic language' (The Sunday Times)

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Cat No. RM740
Supplier Code RM740
Price £8.50
ComposerSadie Harrison
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesIn Flanders Fields
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-740-3
EAN-13 9790570457403
Weight 99 grams
Published 4th September 2014
Availability 3 in stock
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