The Crofter's Dream (2020)

Solo harpsichord, with narration

7min

Commissioned by the Horniman Museum, London, to be played by Jane Chapman on the newly restored 1668 Onofrio Guarracino virginal (tuned to C quarter comma meantone)

A vivid programmatic piece written by Seaton Snook composer Gaynor Leigh for her friend Jane Hopper, relaying a dream told to Leigh by a resident of The Wide Open, Seaton Snook. The dream - and the piece - appears to foretell the destruction of Seaton Snook.

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Performed by Jane Chapman, 2021, courtesy of the Horniman Museum, London