The Stopping Train

Composed as a series of movements to be heard as the stopping train leaves each station between Goole and Hull and on its return journey, it is scored for viola, cello, bass, electric guitar and spoken voice. Morrison’s poetry refers to the personal history of Bryars in the area as well as to topographical and historical material. Blake Morrison reads his own lyrics accompanied by the Gavin Bryars Ensemble: James Woodrow (electric guitar), Morgan Goff (viola), Nick Cooper (cello), Gavin Bryars (double bass).

The whole piece, which lasts just over one hour can be heard on Soundcloud