my shadow and my self by James Whittle published on 2013-06-05T23:30:50Z Scene for baritone and piano Composed March 2013 Premiered by Robert Rice (baritone) and William Vann (piano), for whom the work was written, at the <a href="http://latemusic.org" target="_blank">Late Music Concert Series</a>, York, 6th April 2013 VIDEO with score: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uceNzRxPqU, with thanks to incipitsify. The title is taken from the end of the second part of 'Winter', a poem from Ursula Vaughan Williams’s 1948 collection, Need for Speech. The poem speaks of cold loneliness, a desperately mad love. The third and final part is set here, full of revealing oxymorons, absurd images, and burning questions. There is a lot of 'you' in the poem.