Cantata Dramatica organised a workshop near Salisbury on Saturday 22 November 2015 to rehearse and perform Beowulf with solo singers, chorus, and piano. The day ended with an informal performance to an invited audience and this performance was professionally recorded.
The short extracts below provide an initial introduction to the music but listeners need to bear in mind that they were prepared with the minimum of rehearsal and they are also missing the full instrumentation specified by the composer.
Act 1, Scene 5 Hrothgar's Welcome
Act 1, Scene 6 Unserth's Challenge
Act 2, Intermezzo Beowulf pursues Grendel's Mother down into the dark pool
Act 3, Scene 3 Beowulf departs for the fight