Commissioned by the 2019 Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy and performed by Tom Poster and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective on the 10th of July, 2019 at the Pitville Pump Room, Cheltenham.This work is inspired by the words of W.B Yeats’ poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’:
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow And evening full of the linnet's wings. I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore' While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey. I hear it in the deep hearts' core. W.B.Yeats, 1888.