Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Venetian Dawn

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!

Hear Monteverdi’s original  www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rwQhxfthKQ


  1. With all best wishes for the premiere of your new piece, Peter.

  2. Many thanks Francesca and good luck with the Poetry Bookfair in London where you will be exhibiting on the same day.