Peter Campbell-Kelly is Section Leader, Second Violins of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
In the recording below he plays Biber’s Mystery Sonata No. 16, ‘Passacaglia’ for solo violin.
Peter has also written an accompanying poem. He describes the pairing as “…a sort of musical prayer, intended somehow for the well-being of all of us in this desperately difficult pandemic.”
Passacaglia Our songs of sadness touch The dry-deep scars of earth And on this peaty path a lichened branch Cuts clean through the heart And people lie dying And people die weeping And the waters ripple slow And the sun lasts down and down And the curlew throws free Her liturgy of fiery love Copyright © 2020 Peter Campbell-Kelly