Five Poems of Mary Webb
These settings for upper voices (SSA) of five poems by Mary Webb (1881-1927) were commissioned by New Macnaghten Concerts in 1989. The first performances were given by the Chamber Choir of Francis Holland School, conducted by Elisabeth Rolfe-Johnson, at the Purcell Room, London, in March 1990.
1. To Life
3. The Spirit of Earth
5. To the World
The sequence is roughly chronological. To Life and Reflections are early poems; the second of these is