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.
To be performed in Summer 2021