Awarded 1st Prize, Serenata Winds Composition Competition 2011
Dedicated to my former composition tutor Dr Robert Fokkens
Written for the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music & Dance Junior Wind Quintet and first performed on the 19th June 2010 at the Conservatoire by the quintet with the composer on bassoon.
Duration 5mins | Difficulty ABRSM Grade 8+
flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn in F & bassoon
Adrift by loneliness, a mermaid rises from the depths.
At the surface she sings of anguish and sorrow.
With every teardrop the water absorbs her pain into restless swells.
She cannot bear to see her emotions personified in frothing waters and crashing waves,
and so, she dives down, back into the deep.
© Copyright 2019 by Leo Geyer
Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score.
3rd March 2011 - Serenata Winds, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
19th June 2010 - Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music & Dance Junior Wind Quintet