In The Tavern Of Sweet Songs
17 Poems from Salaman & Absal
The 60-minute song cycle In The Tavern Of Sweet Songs was written in 2007. This new recording brings together two acclaimed British singers, Lucy Knight and Jeff Stewart, and the pianist synonymous with song, and director of the London Song Festival, Nigel Foster.
The cycle is a sequence of 17 songs, setting evocative Persian poetry. It carries a message of hope, resilience, love, transformation, and deep humanity. It relates the story of a personal love that is transformed into a powerful, universal, and profound spirituality of unbounded reach.
The songs are lyrical and weave a symphonic thread with melodies and themes developed and returning at various points in the cycle; each also presents its own individual, musically unified story.
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Cypress Shadow - soprano and piano
A Signal Out of Darkness - tenor and piano
The Hand of Fate - tenor and piano
On the Seashore sat a Raven - soprano and piano