Rosemary Duxbury - The Dawn Princess

The Dawn Princess


soprano, flute and piano (or harp)

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 The Dawn Princess

Soprano, flute, harp/or piano

"From the mysterious inky night
Appeared a maiden fair..."
- Kay Gilbert -

The Dawn Princess
is a setting of a poem by the composer’s mother, Kay Gilbert. Kay wrote this at the age of 13. This piece can be performed with either harp or piano. The harp version was premiered in Stoneygate, Leicester in 1991, and the piano version received its premiere in Coventry on 28th February 2009.

Rosemary Duxbury says,“I was so struck by the beauty of this poem and the fact it was written at such a young age, that I knew it deserved to be made into a song.”


Pianist Julian Hellaby accompanied soprano Jenny Saunders and flautist Claire-Louise Appleby to give the premiere of the song with piano as part of a concert of new music for soprano, flute & piano entitled ‘Romance, Legend & Song’ - at The Ellen Terry Building, Coventry University on Saturday 28th February 2009.