Provided by The Greater Manchester Music Hub
For Friday Afternoons 2016, Aldeburgh have commissioned twelve new songs from Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton.
Alasdair Middleton, the lyricist, explains the background to the songs he and Jonathan Dove, the composer, wrote:
“We were asked to write twelve songs and so rather predictably we came up with the idea of them being about the months of the year.
Instead of sticking to a description of each month I thought it would be more fun to just try to evoke an idea of them in the words. Maybe you would like to work out which song you think fits to each month – they’re not in order.”
For full scores of all Friday Afternoons songs, and other useful resources, all available free of charge, please visit www.fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk (opens in new window).