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Andrew Lewis

Fern Hill
Andrew Lewis Fern Hill
Andrew Lewis Fern Hill

for orchestra and electronics

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Fern Hill - full score (A3) (download)
Fern Hill - full score (A3)
Fern Hill - study score (A4) (download)
Fern Hill - study score (A4)

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Fern Hill is a setting of Dylan Thomas's famous poetic evocation of idyllic childhood memory and lament for its loss; a poem that Thomas himself said was 'for evening and tears'.

Rather than a conventionally sung vocal line, the piece uses the poet's own reading of his work as a melodic thread around which an orchestral commentary and elaboration is formed. Thomas was a key figure in the spoken-word recording industry, recording 'Fern Hill' along with four other poems and 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' for the launch of the newly formed Caedmon label in New York in 1952. It is this recording which sits at the heart of the work.

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Composer Andrew Lewis
Year of Composition 2014
Instrumentation electronics, orchestra
Duration ca. 17'
Student Difficulty No

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