The piece is a setting of the poem of the same name by Edna St. Vincent Millay, a poet definitely worthy of further investigation!
The poem tells of an impoverished mother weaving clothes for her beloved son with the strings of "a harp with a woman's head nobody will buy". I think it is probably fair to say that my other life as a folk musician has had some bearing on the setting!
The Juice Ensemble will be performing "The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver";
Tuesday, December 1st
Shoreditch Church, London
A concert to raise money for the charity work done by the church for the homeless and those with addictions.
Public Facebook event here:
Saturday December 5th
Thames Concerts, Kingston Arts
Why not come and listen to a fabulous ensemble and a jolly good story?