Great news for Brian Inglis’ listeners: there is a new YouTube playlist constituting all sections of Brian’s one-woman a cappella opera The Song of Margery Kempe:
Also there is an ‘edited highlights’ version:
‘Brian Inglis’ opera The Song of Margery Kempe [is] based on the autobiography of a medieval housewife and visionary. It is written for a single, unaccompanied singer and opens quite simply with the plainchant hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus, and that persistent little tune entwines its way through the entire piece. Life was far from unexciting in 15th century Norfolk, and Margery endures visions of demons as well as confronting a trial for heresy before her spiritual journey reaches inner peace and entry to paradise.Serena Fenwick, www.musicalpointers.com, August 2008
These videos are from a performance by Lore Lixenberg at the 2009 Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
The score of The Song of Margery Kempe is proudly available for perusal and purchase through Composers Edition website, as well as other works by Brian Inglis.