Eight sonnets for baritone and piano.
1. Sometimes a summer’s day begins in mist
2. I did not see the bombs fall on the Thames
3. Was it mere chance that brought the mating hare
4. Should we preserve intensity alone
5. Night wins. The realizing dark
6. Just now is dawn, and I am out of doors
7. Twenty-eight fighter bombers overhead
8. The held cascade of vaulting stone unites
Score and CD available from Colin Smythe Publishers.
The premiere was given by the former chaplain of King’s College Cambridge, Richard Lloyd Morgan in June 2015, with David Goode at thd piano.