Registered Charity no.: 1156661   Established 2014 

Alexander Ling - composer

 

For Festival '19: 

New Work by Alex Ling, on a poem specially written for MRF's 5th year:

Oh Sweet Music
(for the Martin Read Foundation)
 
 
This place is full of noises,
sounds and airs that give delight
music, oh sweet music
and voices,
voices singing from the dome.
 
Sometimes a thousand instruments
will hum around my ears
and then I hear
music, oh sweet music
a piano’s rippling keys
a saxophone’s wail
the shout of the trumpet
and the thud of the drum
music, oh sweet music
the cymbal’s fizz
the boom, boom, boom of the bass
and
          all
                 that
                          jazz.
 
Music, oh sweet music,
where would I be,
where would we be without you?

 
 
Philip Sealey

(with stuff stolen from Shakespeare)
 

To be premiered by singers from Commotio - leading performers of contemporary choral music.