Song and pain by Saam Thorne




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Published on Sep 25, 2011

Song and pain by Saam Thorne, text by Ivor Gurney. Written for Lumina's inaugural composers' workshop in November 2007.

Performed by Lumina Vocal Ensemble, Musical Director Anna Pope. Recorded at St Aloysius' Church Sevenhill by Ray Thomas, 2008.
Singers: Rachel Sag, Saam Thorne, Angela Randall, Anna Pope, Rosemary Byron-Scott, Tim Muecke, Bernard Mageean, Matt Winefield, Clive Conway & Kenneth Pope.

Photos from Norfolk Island and South Australia by Robyn Ashworth.
Film by Anna Pope.

Included in Lumina's 2008 CD 'Lay a garland -- music of love and loss'. lumina.org.au

Out of my sorrow
have I made these songs,
out of my sorrow;

Though somewhat
of the making's eager pain
From joy did borrow.

Someday, I trust
God's purpose of Pain for me
shall be complete,

And then -
to enter the House of Joy...
Prepare, my feet.

Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)


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