Come Stay by eileengrace19 published on 2016-11-22T17:58:46Z The melody and words on this track were written by me and harmonised and co-arranged by my son professional musician Ed Harrisson. The piece entitled 'Come, Stay with Me' was arranged to be sung in the Russian Orthodox style and is here performed by the Beorma Ensemble with Ed singing tenor solo and soprano soloist Penelope Appleyard. Inspiration for the piece came from Christ's vigil in the Garden of Gethsemane and how this relates to the many who keep vigil today for so any different reasons. It will be played to accompany my stitched piece 'Continuum', pictured here, at a forthcoming exhibition in the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth and the development and recording of the music were made possible by an award of funding from the Arts Council of Wales. The theme of the music has a direct relationship with the visual work 'Continuum' through the images which depict experiences of conflict undergone by so many in the two World Wars and during the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s particularly.