'Measures for lute' published by The Lute Society November 2020.
Available from The Lute Society
Helen Overell's new pamphlet Measures for lute is a sparkling ray of light in these troublesome times. Each poem is in itself a lyric in praise of the musical, a song of itself, which plays close attention to rhythm, pitch and timbre. From the opening descriptive poem: 'Renaissance Lute' – to the end portraiture poem: 'Lutenist', the modulation is so carefully considered and the movement so beautiful that we know we are in the hands of a skillful composer of harmonious poems.