[Companion of Angels Performances]begin page 95 |
Companion of Angels, a musical drama based on the lives of the Blakes, will be performed in the autumn at the following venues in the UK:
23 November: St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, 7.30 pm
25 November: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1.15 pm
1 December: St. Mary’s Church, Felpham, 7.30 pm
The music is by Rachel Stott, and the arrangement and commentary on the words of Blake and his contemporaries is by Tom Lowenstein, who has kindly provided us with the following description:
The work will consist of scenes based on the lives and work of William and Catherine Blake. The tension between Blake’s visionary illumination and the relative obscurity in which he worked will be evoked in the context of his social and professional isolation, economic pressures, the political turmoil of the period and Blake’s difficulty in attracting patronage. The libretto has been constructed from Blake’s prose and poetry and the piece will be in the nature of an oratorio with interaction between characters.