Annual Rings
(Jaarringen)

a prequel to Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols

Info

YEAR OF COMPOSITION

2012

INSTRUMENTATION

Female choir, soloists and harp

DURATION

36'

commissioned by

Aquarius

Lyrics

  • Lyrics by
    Annie Van Keymeulen (b. 1952)
  • Language
    Dutch. 7, Fairy Ring & 8. Winter are also available in English.

PREMIÈRE

  • Date
    14 December 2012
  • Place
    Cultuurkapel Altena, Kontich (Belgium)
  • Choir
    Aquarius
  • Instrumentals
    Jutta Troch (harp)
  • Narrator
    Lieve M.H. Jansen
  • Conductor
    Marc Michael De Smet

Award

Fairy Ring received a special mention from the Jury of the European Award for Choral Composers 2015

SCORE

  • Publication
    Fairy Ring is published by Schott Music. The score was unveiled by Marc Michael De Smet during Europa Cantat on 26 July 2015 in Pécs (Hungary).
  • Movement Titles
    1. The Girl 2. Mother Earth 3. Early Spring 4. Full Spring 5. Summer 6. Autumn 7. Fairy Ring 8. Winter 9. Song for the Child

Audio

  • CD Recording
    1-3 July 2013, Chapel of the Presentation of Our Lady, Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), by Aquarius and March Michael De Smet (conductor), In Flanders’ Fields vol.82
  • Sound Bite
  • YouTube
    compilation of the première