Stars Over Portland (Full Score)
Scored for: Solo singers, Guitar, Double Bass, Folk Fiddle, Percussion, Accordion
Duration: 20 minutes
Other Info: Commissioned by Max Wieliczko as a gift for his wife Jane on her 60th birthday in 2020.
Will Todd Writes:
I'm so thrilled that we are finally able to present Stars Over Portland for the first time. Collaborating with Ben Dunwell, we worked on this folk inspired set of songs based on our experiences of the Island of Portland in Dorset - it’s myths, it’s energy and of course the ever present sea. The musical style is inflected with folk sounds and the instrumentation (guitar, accordion, fiddle and bass) underpins the folk song roots of the score. I'm delighted to have Caroline Sabiston singing the songs - she brings to it the narrative and dramatic qualities that the piece needs. This is part song cycle, part opera, part pub gig, and the energy of the songs will, we hope, show a little of the spirit and history of this unique place.
Full Score: ISMN 9790570701520