by Cheryl Frances-Hoad From Six Songs of Melmoth (2020)

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English source: Sophie Rashbrook

Are you Melmoth?

I am
Were you seeking me?

I was

Will you take my hand?

I am afraid

There is nothing to fear

Melmoth, I am in your power

No – I am in yours, dear child
Will you come with me?

Do you promise deliverance?

Now, will you consent?

Yes, I consent


Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Cheryl's music has been described as “like a declaration of faith in the eternal verities of composition” (The Times), with “a voice overflowing not only with ideas, but also with the discipline and artistry necessary to harness them” (The…


Sophie Rashbrook

Sophie Rashbrook is a writer, librettist and opera dramaturg. 

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