The Valley Of Rocks
| Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:19 pm
First, the guinea pigs. They had escaped from next door. I managed to catch one and handed it back, and the other two found their own way home. So a happy ending.
The garden hasn't been that inviting lately - damp, cold and gloomy (apart from a few daffodils), so I've remained indoors. As I hadn't added anything lately to my 'musical sketches of Devon', I set about a new piece a few days ago to keep my interest alive. This is my 'take' on a place on the coast called 'The Valley Of Rocks'. I remember back in the 50's the local coach company, Lovering's Coaches, doing an afternoon trip each week in the summer to Lynton and The Valley Of Rocks. They ran an old (new then) Bedford OB coach in cream and maroon. Would be a collector's item now.
Anyway, The Valley Of Rocks is a place that strangely explodes dramatically from the surrounding typically rolling hills in rocky splendour. More like a moonscape than Devon. My piece of music tries to capture the brooding, soaring nature of this ancient and huge geological upheaval.
For anyone interested, it can be heard here:
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