Three Songs Of Peril - Complete by David Lancaster published on 2018-12-30T08:23:57Z These songs were composed in the spring of 2011 to words by the York-based poet Daniela Nunnari. There is no narrative thread running through the cycle, in fact the order of songs is left to the performer. But as the title indicates, all three express the thoughts and feelings of people in various precarious situations. In ‘Snakes and Ladders’ the protagonist explores the similarities between the ups and downs of a board game with life itself. ‘The Day the Clocks went Back’ is concerned with the ending of a relationship; this is reflected in the music by the fracturing of the metrical relationship between voice and piano (and the pianists’ two hands). ‘Submersed’ is an extract from a longer poem; the image of the willow is one which occurs repeatedly in the poet’s work.