Dawn over Venice, evoked by Monteverdi in his 1590 madrigal Ecco Mormorar L’onde (Now the waves murmur). Next Saturday, 7 September, pianist Mark Hutchinson premieres a piano piece I’ve written with the same name at the Late Music Series, York. It’s part of a concert of contemporary madrigals and they asked me to write something inspired by a traditional madrigal. Monteverdi was thinking of a brilliant sunrise; my piece has a more muted dawn!
More details at http://latemusic.org/index.php?id=september-2013
Hear Monteverdi’s original www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rwQhxfthKQ