Commissioned for the Late Music Festival, York, for the Albany Trio and premiered on Saturday 6th June 2015.
The work, entitled Gwyneth, tells the story of an eleven-year-old girl who was sent to Australia for safety at the outbreak of the Second World War. The piece takes direct influence from a diary entry which was written by a young girl who recounts the day she is taken to Liverpool by her mother to the dock to get the boat to Australia unchaperoned along with other children of similar ages. The carefully handwritten pages capture a unique insight into a life-changing journey through the eyes of a young child.
In memory of my great Aunts Joanne and Gwyneth Jenkins