Dorothy attends a midwinter Ceilidh with her mother and writes a letter to her older sister Charlotte, detailing the strange events of the evening
 
ii. The Wanton Heart of a Sparrow

0'0" ~ Nearly Chrisimas; 6'53" ~ The St. Vitus dance; 12'58" ~ So much like a dream; 19' ~ Cosmic Love Beams; 22'10" ~ Still atop spattered glass

Preview ~ the wanton heart

Dorothy attends a midwinter Ceilidh with her mother and writes a letter to her older sister Charlotte, detailing the strange events of the evening. The village hall is packed with revelers when there is a power cut. They see the  asylum on the hill above the hall in flames and several inmates escape, including the Two Gentlemen. A terrifying silence then falls upon the dance hall: no one can make a sound. The organist, Ferneyclough, takes fright and flees into the night. As sound returns, Dorothy falls in love with a young man named Birdwhistle and sings a magic to predict their future, but to no avail. Walking home Dorothy has a vision of the ship ‘Midnight Mallard’ sinking into a blood and snow covered sea surrounded by drowned bodies.

Shimmering 

Cosmic Love 

Beams

envelope us; 

enchantment halos each

perfect lingering touch

captive 

between lovers

electrifying passions; incandescent

eternal night

storms blossom

kaleidoscoping beneath the majestic heavens

tempestuous 

within these floating worlds

evolving together

The Voices

Dorothy ~ Ashley Smith

Prof. Wolff ~ Jamie Smith

The Band

All instruments played by Jamie Smith except

Drums ~ Lee Allatson

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

Mr McFalls Chamber:

Violin ~ Seonaid Aitken

Violin ~ Robert McFall

Viola ~ Brian Schiele

Cello ~ Su-a Lee

Dancers ~ Sally Doughty and Kerry Francksen