Strange Meeting

Strange Meeting

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A work in three contrasting sections, each reflecting a mood of Wilfred Owen's poem of the same name. The first depicts the 'strangeness' of the meeting ' ...Down some profound tunnel', and the second portrays the viciousness of war with violent, jabbing rhythms. This leads directly into a concluding chorale-like movement in which a kind of peace is attained, echoing the closing words of the poem 'Let us sleep now ...'.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 229 x 305 x 1mm | 75g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193722496
  • 9780193722491

About Michael Berkeley

Michael Berkeley was born in 1948. He studied composition, singing, and piano at the Royal Academy of Music but it was not until his late twenties, when he went to study with Richard Rodney Bennett, that Berkeley began to concentrate exclusively on composing. In 1977 he was awarded the Guinness Prize for Composition; two years later he was appointed Associate Composer to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Since then Michael's music has been played all over the globe and by some of the world's finest musicians. Most of Michael's significant orchestral work, much of his chamber music and his operas are available on CD as part of the Chandos Berkeley Edition. For ten years from 1995 Michael was artistic director of the Cheltenham International Festival of Music. He currently presents Radio 3's Private Passions, which won the Broadcasting Press Guild's Radio Programme of the Year Award in 1996, and is Chairman of the Governors of The Royal Ballet.show more