Austerity Songs

25 mins, solo voices SATB and piano.

Eights songs for various combos of four solo voices (SATB) and piano, from Sam Riviere's book 81 Austerities, written for SongSpiel:

1. Miserable I Hope You Do Too (S and A unison)
2. I was going to say (B)
3. The Council of Girls (T and B)
4. The Handsoap Cares (S)
5. Crisis Poem (AT)
6. POV (T)
7. And There the Resemblance Ends (B)
8. You There in the Shadows (SATB)

Past events
  1. SongSpiel are singing a varied programme at St David's Cardiff, including some of my Austerity Songs in Cardiff. This event is part of the series NightMusic, where I am Associate Composer.

  2. Dominic Sedgwick and Natalie Burch performing two of my Austerity Songs at the Oxford Lieder festival, live and on stream, 10pm.

  3. Crisis Poem performed at AirBnB's monthly Secret Concert series, by SongSpiel.

  4. Performed by SongSpiel, in aid of charity Arts Emergency

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  6. Crisis Poem, Performed by Felicity Turner, James Way, and Natalie Burch.

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  8. Crisis Poem in its earliest version, for mezzo and ensemble. Performed by Katie Slater, Gabriella Swallow, Eleanor Tinlin and Christina McMaster.


    Nov 2020


    Austerity Songs online

    Watch at home: SongSpiel have put videos of up of my entire Austerity Songs cycle. The videos even have subtitles available -- we're living in the future. Check them out here!