Written in 1981, this is a setting of 9 poems by Edward Thomas. The songs are arranged in 3 groups of 3. The middle group is scored for soprano, clarinet and piano and the 2 outer ones for soprano, bass clarinet and piano.
1) Roads. When We Two Walked, Roads (vv 1-2, 5-6, 14-16), The Cherry Trees.
2) Rain. It Rains, What Will They Do?, Rain.
3) Sleep. Lights Out, The Trumpet, A Private.