There are Times
Motet in Six Parts (s, s, a, t, bar, bass)
What am I doing dredging up works so far and deep in my distant past!? I thought to myself as I started inputting There are Times . Having returned home from sitting in on a Song Company rehearsal of the Tears of St Peter by Lassus, (under the direction of Roland Peelman) I was thinking in choral terms.
Text: Hmmm, yes, it is my own, and reflects something of my mind, and or bent back then, as it does even now, though hopefully I have moved on, or beyond the sentiments being expressed.
A strange sketch I wrote whilst on tour with Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1982. My two friends and musical colleagues (Christine Draeger and Debbie Berlin/Scholem) were keen on singing, so I wrote a couple of very short ideas, which I have a vague memory of trying to sing with them in a now forgotten country town behind the mountains in Australia............ go figure!
Original sketch: Oh my God.... circa 1982
Developed: circa 2012, then May 2020, Byron Bay