A Songs in the wires teaser

As promised in our last post about the deliciously enigmatic Winter Festival concert, Songs in the wires, we will be posting some teasers and exclusive information about the composers and performers. This time, we have a little more on what song composer Emily Hall is planning:

Emily’s section of the programme displays some of her extraordinary song writing talent. Since 2006 she has worked with the writer and poet Toby Litt, whose beautiful words provide all the texts to Emily’s songs in our concert. Here’s one of the song texts, his poem, Lyric.

Lyric

What gentle kind of love is this,
a kind I have not known before,
which will not break its promises
or rip what it would repair?

A love not furious with itself
or with its object but concerned.
A love which when it gives itself
creates the love which is returned.

This love, both kind and beautiful,
enlivens those who think they’ve failed
and will not fail itself but will
grow stronger ever growing old.

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