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Water Songs

  • Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama Silk Street London, England, EC2Y United Kingdom (map)



Dramatised Song and Poetry Project curated by Iain Burnside


Franz Schubert Der Schiffer (Johann Mayrhofer)

Carol Ann Duffy River

Michael Head Rain Storm (Nancy Bush)

Eavan Boland Atlantis—A Lost Sonnet

Albert Roussel Le Jardin Mouillé (Henri de Régnier)

Fergus Allen To be read before being born

Samuel Barber Nuvoletta - (from Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Rebecca Clarke The Seal Man (from A Mainsail Haul by John Masefield)

W. B. Yeats The old men admiring themselves in the water

Franz Schubert Fahrt zum Hades (Johann Mayrhofer)

Sylvia Plath Lorelei

Sergei Rachmaninov Arion (Alexander Pushkin)

Cesar Cui Tsarskoselskaya Statuya (Alexander Pushkin)

Seamus Heaney Postscript
Hamilton Harty My Lagan Love (Seosamh MacCathmhaoil)

T. S. Eliot Death by Water from The Wasteland

Samuel Barber Rain has fallen (James Joyce)

Emily Dickinson The sea said “come” to the brook

Jean Sibelius Säf, Säf, Susa (anonymous)

Philip Larkin Water
Carl Loewe Odins Meeresritt (Aloys Wilhelm Schreiber)

Helen Ivory Sleeping with the fishes
Maurice Ravel Le cygne from Histoires Naturelles - (Jules Renard)

Harry Graham The Bath Cole Porter The Tale of the Oyster


Earlier Event: March 13
Song in the City - Mirages
Later Event: March 16
The Song Guild