After seeing Ferney Clough fall to his death, Dorothy is terrified and seeks refuge in the Cave of Voices
 
xii. Dorothy in the Dark

0'0" ~ To Dream of Dreamless Sleep; 6'29" ~ The Cave of Voices; 10'23" ~ Almost an Echo; 16' ~ 'Hush Shores'; 19'28" ~ Back to The Lonely Place

Preview ~ Dorothy in the dark

After seeing Ferney Clough fall to his death, Dorothy is terrified and seeks refuge in the Cave of Voices. Unaware of her peril, Dorothy is calmed and reassured by the voice of the Siren, who offers solace and a place in the cave for ever. As she drifts into a deathly sleep, Dorothy remembers the sounds of home and the voice of her Mother and finds her own voice again. She sings a magic of her own, transporting the Siren to her ‘lonely place’ of visions, a place the Siren cannot control. Having found a way out of the cave, Dorothy offers to take the Siren with her, but she refuses, so Dorothy leaves, alone.

"The waves in which we play are as old as time. Stay with me. Rest. Drift in the waves and you may suffer a sea change into something rich and strange."

The Voices

Siren ~ Kathryn Joseph

Dorothy Smallbones ~ Ashley Smith

Ferneyclough ~ Fedor Bunge

Mama Smallbones ~ Shuna Scott Sendall

The Band

All instruments ~ Jamie Smith, except...

Mr McFalls Chamber:

Violin ~ Seonaid Aitken

Violin ~ Robert McFall

Viola ~ Brian Schiele

Cello ~ Su-a Lee

Cave chorus ~ Shuna Scott Sendall, Jamie Smith, the occulting orchestra and chorus of St. Mary’s and St. Vitus