Sadie Harrison ‘…and love…’ Words-Malene Skaerved (Live at the NPG 24 4 15)

Posted on April 26th, 2015 by


 Sadie Harrison ‘…and love…’

Words-Malene Skaerved 

World Premiere-24 5 15 (National Portrait Gallery)

Eve Daniell-Soprano

Violin-Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Piano-Roderick Chadwick

 

 

‘Keep Going’

I want to keep going

into the distance, searching, sunset

pinks, gold, magic, worship

a white horse, Prince Charming

walking, longing, dreaming

looking for happy ever after

and love

Mother, what was it like when you were little?

my purple-plum tree, a tom-cat

the black hen that laid two-yolk eggs,

a suitcase filled with moth eaten dresses,

mowing the lawn, washing the car,

stolen cigarettes, a kiss behind the door,

a steep climb home from the sea

setting sun over rolling hills

and love

I come home

to a sunset behind black trees in the park

to a smile and a boy in the doorway

dirty dishes and a full dishwasher

a lit candle and a cup of tea

three pairs of worn socks

a kiss, a soft bed, a warm embrace

and love

Malene Skaerved                                                                               

....and love..., Sadie Harrison and Malene Sheppard Skaerved's radiant new songs, at the National Portrait Gallery tonight. With Eve Daniell and Roderick Chadwick-thanks to Marius Skaerved for the photos http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2014/10/channel-firing-dover-museumdmag-at-soundbox-royal-academy-of-music-14th-october-recording-and-visual-materials/

….and love…, Sadie Harrison and Malene Sheppard Skaerved’s radiant new songs, at the National Portrait Gallery tonight. With Eve Daniell and Roderick Chadwick-thanks to Marius Skaerved for the photos http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2014/10/channel-firing-dover-museumdmag-at-soundbox-royal-academy-of-music-14th-october-recording-and-visual-materials/

Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing Nigel Clarke's 'Epitaph' fpr Edith Cavell 24 4 15 NPG

Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing Nigel Clarke’s ‘Epitaph’ fpr Edith Cavell 24 4 15 NPG

With poet Malene Skaerved after the premier of '...and love...' 24 4 15 NPG

With poet Malene Skaerved after the premier of ‘…and love…’ 24 4 15 NPG

Soprano Eve Daniell and Composer Sadie Harrison after the premiere of '...and love...' NPG 24 4 15

Soprano Eve Daniell and Composer Sadie Harrison after the premiere of ‘…and love…’ NPG 24 4 15

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