Breathing purity of limpid tone,
Awash with pearls of melancholic voice:
Recorder and flute project such vibrant rhythm,
Ornamented with figures of their choice.
Quickly or slowly, haunting melodies compel,
Underpinned by sublime harmony;
Eva and Merlin weave their magic spell.
Treacherous the keys beneath his fingers:
Home-made harpsichord dimensions test
Unseats Graham's composure only briefly –
Rises to the challenge, plays with zest.
Simplicity conceals exacting skills;
Dancing rivulets of sound we hear.
Attenuation rapid, vivid, crisp,
Yields us rich reward from Higher Sphere.
Peter Horsfield 15/8/2013
Inspired by lunchtime concert performed at Leatherhead Methodist Church on 15th August 2013 by Eva Caballero, Merlin Harrison, and Graham Davies.