A Buried Flame

Genre: Choral (SSAATBarB)

Description: An expressive large-scale work for chorus protesting against detention without trial
Duration: 24 minutes
Date: 2010

Programme Note

A setting for chorus of four poems drawn from the collection Poems from Guantanamo (University of Iowa Press, 2007). Used by permission of the book’s editor, Marc Falkoff, and publisher, University of Iowa Press.

The raw emotional power of the poems is matched by the intensity of Hughes’s motet-like treatment, and their characteristic polyphonic textures resonate and evolve to compelling effect in a passionately committed performance
— Paul Conway, Tempo, August 2013

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