5 poems of Philip Larkin
For coloratura soprano, clarinet in B flat and piano
1. First Sight - page 3
2. Seventy Feet Down - page 5
3. I am washed upon a Rock - page 20
4. And the wave sings because it is moving - page 30
5. The North Ship - page 50
Dedicated to Sarah Leonard who gave the world premiere with Mary Barrett (clarinet) and Stephen Gutman (piano) at the Lantern, Colston Hall, Bristol 22 May 2014.
“Dark Seas” was created with the support of the Grants for the Arts Scheme of Arts Council England.
Poems taken from The Complete Poems © Estate of Philip Larkin and reprinted by permission of Faber and Faber Ltd.