This song, a collaboration from the summer of 2014, was written in Dartington. It concerns an elderly woman who has lost her memories and cannot communicate. She is being looked after by her daughter. They've been living together for some time but the daughter is finding it increasingly difficult to cope. Especially as her mother is no longer the person she used to know. Towards the end of the song, for a brief imagined moment, the mother becomes her old self. I should say that Peter and myself also had a little help from Richard Sissons and Richard Stilgoe! This is a live recording beautifully sung by Hilary Munane and Lydia Hackett:
These were written in 2012 as studies in two-part counterpoint and modulation. Some in the old style, some new. I'll leave the choice of tempo, dynamics and articulation up to you. Here are all twelve fugues in a PDF file or you could click on the flowers!