Text: Edwin Morgan
Duration: c. 3′
Male Choir
First performance Estonia Symphony Hall, Tallinn January 30 2008
Estonian National Male Choir, conductor Kaspars Putnins


September 1, 2007

Gavin’s Notes:

Text of Memento

over the cliff-top and into the mist

across the heather and down to the peat

here with the sheep and where with the peeweet

through the stubble and by the pheasant’s tryst

above the pines and past the northern lights

along the voe and out to meet he ice

among the stacks and round their kreidekreis

in summer lightning and beneath white nights

behind the haar and in front of the tower

beyond the moor and against writ and ring

below the mort-gate and outwith all kind

under the hill and at the boskless bower

over the hills and far away to bring

over the hills and far away to mind


Edwin Morgan (from Sonnets from Scotland)

Gavin Bryars