Publisher: Chester Music
commissioned by the Abbey Life Cork International Festival for the 27th Seminar on Contemporary Choral Music
Chester Music Ltd
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
My work 'Eonia' is a Haiku or 'fragrance'. I opened the Collected Poems of Seferis and found 'The Jasmin'. At the same time I was talking on the telephone to Mother Thelka; I read her 'The Jasmin' and she continued in English, then Slavonic and then English. It was almost like dictated writing.
I was mourning my dear friend Cecil, and 'Eonia' is a fragile tribute, to the man I loved, and to his fragile, beautiful and iconographical art.
St George's Chapel Choir
The Sixteen / Duke Quartet