song for voice and piano
Composed in September 2018 for mezzo-soprano/alto with piano accompaniment, The Way Through the Woods is set to Rudyard Kipling’s poem of the same name. The poem tells of ghostly happenings, which cannot be explained as well as nature’s power over mankind. The poem focuses on a forest path which, having been shut down seventy years ago, disappeared among the forest undergrowth. Yet the beat of a horse’s feet (depicted throughout in the piano part) can still be heard where the path once existed.