THE BOOK OF HOURS, YOUNG VIC THEATRE, June - July 1978. This was an important bit of composing for me, and was a sort of Chamber Opera for one voice, scored for a String Quartet, Bass Guitar and Drums. I was still groping around for a different way of telling a story with words and music, a search that eventually led to my current 'songstory' technique. It was produced at the Young Vic Theatre (opposite the Old Vic) and directed by Mel Smith, before he became famous as a comic actor on 'Not The Nine O'Clock News'. The production was very under-funded, and because they couldn't afford to bring in a proper drummer, I sat behind a kit for the last time. (I am so not very good at it.)

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