Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Duration

15'

Year of Composition

1999

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Duration

15'

Year of Composition

1999

Purchase

A note from the composer...

1. AFTER THE LUNCH - WENDY COPE

 

On Waterloo Bridge, where we said our goodbyes,

The weather conditions bring tears to my eyes.

I wipe them away with a black woolly glove

And try not to notice I’ve fallen in love.

 

On Waterloo Bridge I am trying to think:

This isnothing.  You’re high on the charm andthe drink.

But the juke-box inside me is playing a song

That says something different.  And when was it wrong?

 

On Waterloo Bridge with the wind in my hair

I am tempted to skip. You’re a fool.  I don’t care.

The head does its best but the heart is the boss-

I admit it before I am halfway across.

 

 

2. EVERYONE SANG - SIEGFRIED SASSOON

 

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;

And I was filled with such delight

As prisoned birds must find in freedom,

Winging wildly across the white

Orchards and dark-green field; on-on-and out of sight.

 

Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;

And beauty came like the setting sun:

My heart was shaken with tears; and horror

Drifted away...O, but Everyone

Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never

    be done.

 

 

3. DEA EX MACHINA - JOHN UPDIKE

 

My love is like Mies van der Rohe’s

‘Machine for living’; she,

Divested of her underclothes,

Suggests efficiency.

 

Her supple shoulders call to mind

A set of bevelled gears;

Her lower jaw has been aligned

To hinge behind her ears.

 

Her hips, sweet ball-and-socket joints,

Are padded to perfection;

Each knee, with its patella, points

In just the right direction.

 

Her fingertips remind me of

A digital computer;

She couldn’t be, my well-tooled love,

A millimeter cuter.

 

 

4. NOMAD - CLAREPOLLARD

 

Bury me in desert where sand sweeps

a single magnificent gesture;

where there are no trivialities or

tangles, no sticky knots of feeling

 

or tear-damp patches, human things.

It is impossible to harm dunes,

or bruise winds, or burn sun.

Desert air is think with mirage,

 

so the Bedouin breathe dreams

and move, keep moving, not letting home,

that heavy-hooked numbness, catch them.

And the stars? The stars in the desert

 

are utterly indifferent to me -

so much so that I think I may fall

in love with stars, those cold-eyed

maps which guide me towards newness.

 

Do not need me, I need you

to leave my body untended,

my skin naked and unkissed

beneath the dry, valueless gold.

 

                  

5. SYMPTOMS OF LOVE - ROBERT GRAVES

 

Love is a universal migraine,

A bright stain on the vision

Blotting out reason.

 

Symptoms of true love

Are leanness, jealousy,

Laggard dawns;

 

Are omens and nightmares -

Listening for a knock,

Waiting for a sign:

 

For a touch of her fingers

In a darkened room,

For a searching look.

 

Take courage, lover!

Could you endure such grief

At any hand but hers?

 

  

6. THE CONFIRMATION - EDWIN MUIR

 

Yes, yours, my love, is the right human face.

I in my mind had waited for this long,

Seeing the false and searching for the true,

Then found you as a traveller finds a place

Of welcome suddenly amid the wrong

Valleys and rocks and twisting roads.  But you,

What shall I call you? A fountain in a waste,

A well of water in a country dry,

Or anything that’s honest and good, an eye

That makes the whole world bright.  Your open heart,

Simple with giving, gives the primal deed,

The first good world, the blossom, the blowing seed,

The hearth, the steadfast land, the wandering sea.

Not beautiful or rare in every part.

But like yourself, as they were meant to be.

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Antiphonary

Brass band

Ballad

Piano

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Canzon à 8

Trombone octet

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Hall of Memory

Wind band

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB) or female voice quartet

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Brass band

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussio

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

Tactus

Harpsichord

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Tide and Time

Brass band

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Waltz

Piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Anniversary Fanfare

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba and 3 optional percussion

Antiphonary

Symphonic brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass ensemble

Antiphonary

Brass band

Bright Lights

Trombone quartet

Call

Trumpet, Horn and Trombone

Cloud Colours

4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones, tuba

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Diamond Fanfare

Brass band

Diamond Fanfare II

Brass band

FDNC Fanfare

Brass ensemble

Fanfair

Brass Quintet

Grand Union Waltz

brass band

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Serenata

Trombone quartet

Serenata

Brass band

Silver Rose

Brass band and soprano

Silver Rose

Brass band and narrator

Silver Rose

Brass band, narrator and baritone horn

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Stars are not too far

Cornet solo and brass band

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Grand Union Waltz

Brass band

Tide and Time

Brass band

​Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet solo and brass band

​Their Songs of Freedom

Brass band and narrator

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Hall of Memory

Wind band

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

I Have Heard Tell

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Somewhere Unknown

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

Time Travel

(2.2.2.2 / 4.3.3.1. / 2 Perc. Timp / Hp. Strings)

A Hymn to the Virgin

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Adam Lay YBounden

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

In Flanders Fields

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB solo voices (or choir)

Innovation 216

Brass band with optional training bands and SATB choir

Light a Candle

SATB choir and organ

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB) or female voice quartet

Old Stones Remember

Children's voices, flute, bassoon, cello and harp

On That Night

SATB choir and organ

Red Sky at Night

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Spirit of Africa

Soprano Soloist, SATB Choir, Piano and optional 3 Percussio

The Alban Prayer

SATB choir, optional children's choir and organ

The Magi

Carol for unaccompanied SATB choir with optional semi-chorus and 4 solo violins

Though We Are Many

Anthem for unaccompanied SATB choir (or solo SATB)

Who is this boy?

Two part voices and organ

Five Word-Picture-Music Stories for Chestnut Tree House

narrator and wind quintet

Mirage: A Spanish Summer

String quintet, piano, percussion

Recitative and Aria

String Orchestra

Recitative and Aria

String quartet

Saint-Saëns The Swan

String Quartet

Antiphonary

Wind dectet and piano

Ballad

Piano

Chameleon

Solo oboe or flute

Chorale Chant

Organ (two or three manual)

Counting Stars

Trombone and Piano

Descent by Hot Air

Piano

Linear Lines

Solo Horn

Piece for Puds

Organ (two or three manual)

Prelude for Patch

Organ (two or three manual)

Robin Robin

for euphonium and piano

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Slate, Sea and Sky

Cornet and piano or Eb soprano cornet and piano

Tactus

Harpsichord

The Eagle

Cornet and Piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Three Trinities

Organ (two or three manual)

Waltz

Piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Why Cats Sit on Doorsteps in the Sun

Wind dectet, piano and optional narrator and/or dancers

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet

Friends for all Seasons

8 part female and male voices barbershop

My Star

Unaccompanied SATB choir or female voice quartet

Robin Robin

for soprano and piano

Secret Flowers

Soprano and piano

The Flower

Mezzo soprano, piano and flute

The Wayfarers

Baritone and piano

Waterloo Bridge

Tenor voice and piano

Words, Wide Night

Tenor voice, piano and string quartet
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