ComposerJohn McLeod
DifficultyRecital standard
PublisherGriffin Music
Instrumentssoprano and piano
Printed sheet music
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Picture of Sheet music  for soprano and piano by John McLeod. 3 powerful songs with words by the Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya - culminating in the dramatic narrative 'No, I'm not afraid'.

THREE POEMS OF IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA (1992) 10' for soprano and piano Premiere: 2 March 1992, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh. Jane Manning (soprano) and Dominic Saunders (piano).

'The poems speak of an enclosed world, of privation, of suffering, of fear, and upon them McLeod has unleashed some of his most challenging and uncompromising inspiration. The work is powered by an accelerating momentum that is impossible to resist'. The Herald

This song-cycle is analysed and commented upon by Jane Manning in her book 'New Vocal Repertory' (Vol.2) - OUP 1998.

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