The Centred Passion
Song cycle for baritone and piano; Six poems from Tennyson's 'In Memoriam A.H.H.'

Derek Holman
Composer
Derek Holman
Composition Date: 1986
Revision Date: 2008
Duration: 00:17:10
Genre: Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Baritone
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Programme Note:
I selected the six songs in the cycle from Tennyson’s In Memorium A.H.H., an epic work containing a prologue, epilogue and one hundred and thirty-one poems. […] Tennyson wrote the poems intermittently from 1833 to 1850, and described them as the ‘way of the soul’, portraying as they do his slow progress from the overwhelming anguish of regret and physical loss to a sense of calm and spiritual union. I have chosen a sequence of poems which I feel conveys the steady transformation of the author’s feelings, whilst providing such contrasts between songs as is musically desirable.
-Derek Holman

Commissioned by: Mark Pedrotti, with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council

Premiere Information:
1986; Mark Pedrotti, baritone, John Greer, piano.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1101 H747cen
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Solo Instrument, , Keyboards
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • February 4, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (37 p.) ; 28 cm.
    37 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Baritone and piano

    Six poems from Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H.
    I. Old yew, which graspest at the stones
    II. Tonight the winds begin to rise
    III. The path by which we twain did go
    IV. The time draws near the birth of Christ
    V. Now fades the last long streak of snow
    VI. THy vopice is on the rolling air
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