Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by Meilyr Jones | TateShots

Meilyr Jones brings John Singer Sargent’s painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose to life with a specially composed piece of music inspired by the artwork.

Following last year’s critically acclaimed debut album 2013, and live performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Green Man and End of the Road, Jones debuts this new piece inspired by and performed in front of the Singer Sargent’s painting.

Jones first noticed the painting as a postcard in his sister-in-law’s home, commenting that ‘the more I have seen it, the more I love it’.

This is the first time Jones has composed a piece of contemporary classical music, and he worked closely with collaborator Joseph Davies who also worked on the album 2013. The piece is performed by a group of twelve musicians conducted by Davies, including clarinet and harp.

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