Echoes From Essex - Commission

  • Jack Cornell

Over lockdown I was commissioned to create 5 short animations and videos to accompany a series of songs and performances by electric voice theatre for the'Minerva scientifica' project 'Echoes from Essex' 'Chelmsford City Theatres teamed up with electric voice theatre and Essex Music Hub for Essex 2020 to create Echoes from Essex, a project celebrating remarkable women in science and music from the county's past and present.' For more information please visit the 'Echoes from Essex site:


Film by Jack Cornell Music by Imogen Holst (1907–1984)

Set me as a seal upon thine heart” for five high voices

Words from Song of Songs 8: 6&7 Performed by electric voice theatre singers: Frances M Lynch, Alice Privett (Sops); Simone Ibbett-Brown, Margaret Cameron (Mezzos); David Sheppard (Counter-Tenor)


Film by Jack Cornell Music by Frances M Lynch

Firmament” for solo soprano & tenor viol

Words by Margaret Cavendish from Nature’s Pictures 1671 Performed by the composer with Annabel Malton (tenor viol)


Film by Jack Cornell Music by Frances M Lynch

“The Superposition of State” for pre-recorded speakers, male singers & electronics

Words by Frances M Lynch Inspired by the work of Dr Isabelle Riou Teledyne e2v Performed by Jenny Miller & David Sheppard (speakers) David Sheppard, Julian Stocker & Gwion Thomas (singers)


Film by Jack Cornell Music by Ethel Smyth (1858 –1944)

“The March of the Women” arranged for 4 female voices by Frances M Lynch

Words by Cicely Hamilton Performed by Frances M Lynch


Film by Jack Cornell Music by Eliza Flower (1803–1846)

“Now pray we for our country”  for SATB acapella chorus

Performed by electric voice theatre singers: Alice Privett, Jenny Miller, Simone Ibbett-Brown, Margaret Cameron, David Sheppard, Julian Stocker and Gwion Thomas