Song of Innocence

  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co

This is the eighth piece from the Towards the Light collection for piano written during Patrick’s time as Composer in Residence for Classic FM.  Inspired by Patrick’s love of the Norfolk landscape in which he lives and his Christian faith, the brief from Classic FM was to create soothing, accessible and sight-readable pieces.  For the pianist there are a few more complicated timings that make it very interesting and rewarding to play.

Song of Innocence takes its title and sentiment from two sources – William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience and the words of the Nuns Dimittis ‘Lord, now lettest thought Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word’.

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