The Witch and the Saint

Steven Reineke / arr. Conaway - C L Barnhouse Company

This ten-minute tone poem in one movement comprises five distinct sections that tell the legend of twin sisters born in Germany in 1588.  Starting with a Gregorian chant motif, all manner of musical sorcery is used to represent the turbulent lives of these vastly misunderstood women.  Steven Reineke brings us yet another fascinating work of lasting popularity.