A note from the composer...
Whilst clearing out the attic in the Summer of 2007, I came across a very old book of poems by Rupert Brooke (published 1925) which my Grandfather had given to me when I was 17, and it is from this that the words for The Wayfarers has been taken.
The song is independently performable but is also part of a set of four songs for baritone and piano commissioned in 2008 called Landscapes including Pied Beauty – Gerald Manley Hopkins, Emmonsail’s Heath in Winter – John Clare and My Heart Leaps Up – William Wordsworth.
The Wayfarers was first performed by Luke D.Williams (baritone) and Richard Liebowitz (piano) on 23rd March 2009 at the Royal College of Music.
Liz Lane, October 2009