Credo (solo for unaccompanied soprano)

(duration 2 – 3 mins [depending on improvisatory elements])

A secular prayer in time of loss and grief, Credo sets a text by poet Neil Aitken about finding belief in something greater. Semi-improvisatory, ornamented, drawing on the style of arabic church singing and religious recitations, the song conjures an atmosphere of faith and spirituality. This piece is a performance excerpt from the song cycle The Lost Country of Sight.

Credo – Deborah Penberthy, soprano