Honoured to have my poem set to music and sung so sweetly. I find it plays better on Youtube at 480 p.
Battista Pradal (1964) The Forbidden Rose, for Tenor and Cello. Poem by Anthony Howell. Alessandro Cortello, tenor Riccardo Pes, cello https://www.facebook.com/riccardopesv… https://twitter.com/RikyPesCello http://www.battistapradal.com/ http://www.anthonyhowell.org/
A page for the cellist
There is also a commentary behind the scenes
The poem comes from my collection Silent Highway
This Anvil book is supposed to be available from Carcanet, but I am rather pleased to discover that the first edition appears to have sold out. Should be available still on Abebooks or Amazon.