Now springes the spray! (three medieval lyrics for soprano and orchestra)

Hesketh, K. (1997) Now springes the spray! (three medieval lyrics for soprano and orchestra). [Composition]

Abstract

For soprano and orchestra, duration 12 minutes. This piece sets anonymous 12th and 14th century texts reflecting the fecundity of nature: I) Summer is icumen in; II) Now Springes the Spray!; III) I loved a childe. This work was originally composed in 1992 and the premiere was given on 9 March 1994 by Angela Henkel (soprano) and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra conducted by Patrick Bailey. It was revised in 1997.

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