Donal McHugh

From the Sea

  From the Sea  
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ComposerDonal McHugh
Lyricist Donal McHugh
PublisherDonal McHugh
Genre Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation Piano, Voice
Scored forSolo, Accompanying piano
Type of scorePiano-vocal score
Movement(s) 1 to 9 from 9
Duration 21'0"
Difficulty Advanced
Year of composition 2018
Description A song cycle for voice and piano (written with soprano in mind). Inspired by the Celtic Story "The Dark Doctor" as told by George W. MacPherson in the book "Celtic Sea Stories", Luath Press.

The story begins with a boy who spends his days searching for something, which even he doesn't know what it is, until one day he finds a mysterious instrument given to him by the sea. Everything changes then.

The songs tell the story and convey the magic of the sea as well as the emotion felt by the characters through the twists and turns. Musical inspiration, the mystery of the sea, and a mother's love for her son, are some of the key themes.

1. The Boy who Searched by the Sea
2. The Mysterious Instrument
3. Struggle
4. Love
5. The Dark Doctor
6. The Beauty of Creation
7. A Sorry Discovery
8. Death
9. Hope
Upload date 01 Apr 2019


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