Published in 2001, Five Am’rous Sighs
evokes eighteenth-century metropolitan life in settings of poems by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Matthew Prior. For a singer like me, more used to dead composers than living ones, it was a great pleasure to give the first public performance of this gorgeous piece in the presence of its composer in that first London Pride
performance at the Spitalfields Festival.
from notes by Catherine Bott © 2004