Syn Orchestral Interludes
The Interludes are taken from my opera Syn, based on the novel Dr. Syn by Russell Thorndyke. The action of the opera take place in Dymchurch, a small town on the Kent coast. The story is one of smuggling that is masterminded by Dr. Syn, an enigmatic man who leads a double life as parson and head of the gang of smugglers. The interludes, which are performed without a break depict the sea, murder, village life, loss and night time adventure.
The opera was first performed in the Mumford Theatre, Cambridge.