Ronald Corp

Conductor & Composer

The Waters of Time

Programme Notes

First performed in February 2006 at Wells Cathedral, the work was given a repeat performance at the Colston Hall, Bristol on 23 September of that year.

Somerset County Youth Choir participated along with children from more than 50 Somerset schools and members of Somerset Chamber Choir and Somerset Canticle.

‘Waters of Time celebrates the landscape, history, legends and myths of the Sedgemoor and Mendip areas through songs that have been researched by the musical writer Marilyn Floyde.  There are songs about Glastonbury, the Witch of Wookey Hole, the Battle of Sedgemoor, and the age-old power struggles between Church and State in Wells.  The vibrant music, composed by Ronald Corp, who grew up in Wells, draws on a variety of traditions ranging from the simplicity of folk tunes to the full resounding power of grandiose choruses.’