Leading A Charred Life: Seven Short Songs (Op.61)

Seven short through-composed songs with piano accompaniment. Settings of poems by George Szirtes (b.1948)

  • Op.61
  • 2018
  • 7 minutes, 45 seconds


This is a computer generated extract.

This setting of seven short poems is taken (by kind permission of George Szirtes) from his book of poems The Bad Machine, published by Bloodaxe Books, 2013 ISBN: 978 – 85224 – 957.


I wanted to say how much I enjoyed listening to and reading your song cycle, which comes over splendidly and is full of interesting and engaging material. You should have no problem in getting it performed widely.

Dr Richard Elfyn Jones, former Senior Lecturer, School of Music, University of Cardiff. Email to composer 12 February 2018


‘Leading A Charred Life: Seven Short Songs ‘ is published by UMP.


‘Leading A Charred Life: Seven Short Songs ‘ is awaiting its first performance.

Get our latest updates

Subscribe to our mailing list for regular updates.