Donal McHugh

Island Songs

  Island Songs  
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ComposerDonal McHugh
Lyricist Esther Knight
PublisherDonal McHugh
Genre Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation Piano, Voice
Scored forSolo, Accompanying piano
Type of scorePiano-vocal score
Movement(s) 1 to 3 from 3
Duration 7'0"
Difficulty Advanced
Year of composition 2015
Description These three songs were a collaboration between pianist and poet Esther Knight and pianist and composer Donal McHugh. Esther wrote the three poems which Donal set to music. The poems were inspired by experiences in the wild on some of the islands of Scotland. Both the text and music capture the colours and atmospheres of these special places as well as delving into the thoughts and emotions that were conjured as a result of the time spent on these beautiful and sometimes haunting islands.

1. The Necklace
2. South Uist
3. Veil of Cloud

They were composed with a soprano voice in mind.

The sound sample is by Lauren McQuistin(voice) and Esther Knight(piano) and recorded at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2015.
Upload date 23 Apr 2019


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