Melodys of Earth and Sky

Jones, T., Philips, J., Romano, K. and Kovesi, S. (2022) Melodys of Earth and Sky. [Audio]

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Abstract

BAFTA Award-winning actor Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Girl) reanimates the nineteenth-century poet John Clare through his poems and prose, paired with nine creative transcriptions from Clare's book of fiddle tunes - conceived for clarinet and violin by Julian Philips. John Clare straddled both words and music in his creative outpouring. Alongside his vivid depictions of rural life, Clare was also a prolific fiddle player and avid collector of folksongs, ballads and dances. He sought to capture an oral tradition by 'plucking out' tunes on his violin during his travels. This project was initially intended for a bicentenary celebration of Clare's Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (April 2020), led by Clare scholar Professor Simon Kövesi, Toby Jones, and clarinettist and producer Kate Romano.

Item Type:Audio
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kovesi, Professor Simon
Authors: Jones, T., Philips, J., Romano, K., and Kovesi, S.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:NMC
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