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Publisher: Chester Music

Distance and Enchantment (1989)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1989
Duration
12 Minutes
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Judith Weir Distance and Enchantment (1989)
Folklore is full of stories about people who suddenly disappear from home, never to return. Distance and Enchantment is a musical essay about this strikingly common occurrence. It takes the form of two meditations on traditional songs, which are played together without a break, amounting to a single movement of eleven minutes duration.

The first song, The Dark-Eyed Gypsy, from Northern Ireland, tells of a woman who, of her own volition, leaves her comfortable home to roam the unknown world with a band of gypsies; and the second, A ghaoil.lig dhachaigh gu m'mathair mi from South Uist, Scotland, tells of a girl who wanders a little too far from home on a dark night and is stolen away by the fairies.

© Judith Weir

  • Ensemble
    Domus
    Soloist(s)
    William Howard / Petra Casen
    Collins Classics:
  • Ensemble
    Schubert Ensemble
    Soloist(s)
    William Howard, Susan Tomes, Petra
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