• Gerard Schurmann
  • Piers Plowman (1980)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Opera-Cantata in two acts

  • 3(pic)3(ca)3(2bcl:3Ebcl)34431timp.3perchp.cel[=pf]str
  • SATB
  • S, Mz, T, 2Bar
  • 55 min
  • Gerard Schurmann
  • Composer, after William Langland
  • English

Programme Note


An allegorical tale. Lady Meed laments the difficulties and tyranny of love. The King declares that Meed and Conscience shall be wed. Piers Plowman is the worker in the fields who protects his flock from the storm. In the vision of Will, the dreamer, he challenges the Devil to joust.