Song cycle for Roderick Williams and Susie Allan – Thaxted Festival and Music at Paxton

Sarah is thrilled to have been co-commissioned by the 2022 Music at Paxton and Thaxted Festivals, with support from RVW Trust, to write a song cycle for baritone Roderick Williams and pianist Susie Allan.

The cycle, A Square and Candle-lighted Boat, is a companion piece to Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel. The five songs set poems with an emphasis on home by Frances Cornford, a cousin of Vaughan Williams.

The premiere will take place at the Thaxted Festival on 2nd July, with a repeat performance at Music at Paxton on 22nd July.