Between Blue Mirrors

Stout, Alastair


20m 00s




Voices and Instruments


sop, alt, ten, bas, pf, vn, ocean drum


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About the work

The piece was commissioned to celebrate the Tall Ships Race in Shetland during 1999. It is based on a melody in the style of a traditional slow air which transforms itself during the work and depicts various sea scapes from raging storms and surging swells to mysterious, fog-shrouded still waters.The text, by Jonathan Lennox, describes sailors and their vessels battling against the elements, but also explores the beauty and wonders found in the deep oceans.

First Performance: Lerwick Choral Society, May 1999

Technical notes

The violin, or other solo instrument should play off stage. The player should also play the Ocean Drum off stage.