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Above the Clouds

Duration: 18 minutes
Opus: 10
Date: 1984



'Pastorale' is a setting, with the generous permission of the poet's widow, of "Peace in the Welsh Hills" by Welsh poet Vernon Watkins. 

Written while I was an undergraduate at University College Cardiff (and before I started studying with Alun Hoddinott), the work was commissioned by the D.Afan Thomas Masterclass as part of the prize for being awarded the D.Afan Thomas Music Scholarship. 

The brief was to produce a work for SATB soloists and chamber ensemble that followed in the same vein as Vaughan Williams's "Serenade to Music".


Soprano & Tenor Solo; SATB; | | Pno | Hp | stgs

Commissioned by

Afan Thomas Memorial Trust

First performance

Afan Thomas Opera Masterclass, Dalton Street Arts Centre, Port Talbot 1984
Richmond Chamber Orchestra & Soloists, conducted by the composer 


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