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Blue Work


Charms and Knots

song cycle for baritone and piano

Year:  1987   ·  Duration:  13m

Year:  1987
Duration:  13m

Composer:   David Griffiths

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Performed by David Griffiths (baritone), Christine Griffiths (piano), 1987.

David Griffiths: Charms and...

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About

This set of songs was written in 1987 during my time as lecturer in voice at Otago University.

The title is drawn from the second song of the set.

Herbert's poetry has always been a delight to me and in these settings I have endeavoured to capture in music his unique and lively reflections on his relationship with God. His words are beautifully wrought and fathom deep waters making a challenge for musical setting. However I think the songs touch something of the intentions of this great metaphysical poet.

David Griffiths


Text note

Text: George Herbert


Performance history

25 Sep 1987: Performed by David Griffiths (baritone), Christine Griffiths (piano) on 24th September 1987.

Performed by David Griffiths (baritone) and Christine Griffiths (piano)