The Crofter's Dream (2020)

Solo harpsichord, with narration


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