Simon Mayo, (Scala Radio)
Stuart Overington, (Hallé Youth Choir)
Ollie writes music which brings out the best in his ensembles
This is an original setting of three beautiful haikus by Matsuo Bashō, a Japanese poet from the 1600s, recognised as the greatest master of haiku.
Falling, falling, falling now...
Dewdrop, let me cleanse,
In your brief sweet waters
These dark hands of life.
In a world of one colour
The sound of the wind.
This piece was premiered by The Manchester Singers, with subsequent performances including The Exon Festival & Leeds Guild of Singers
Matthew Dougall, (Number 9)
Crystal clear melodies and flowing, inventive harmonies