This setting of a poem by Walter de la Mare was a prizewinning entry in the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus's 2011 competition held to mark the choir's centenary, which was judged by a panel including Gareth Malone. The judges' comment was 'Good use of vocal textures - confident with flowing style.'
When music sounds, the poet says, he is transported away from the everyday world into a magical place. The setting (for choir and piano) reflects this, moving away from the simple phrases with which it begins, into a mysterious harmonic world, before returning triumphantly.
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