The Snow Ship
Director & Composer
Ian Harris
Running Time 9' 47'' / Colour / Stereo Sound / Aspect Ratio: 4:3 or 14:9
Format DVD 
Filmed in the UK

"If life be time that here is lent, And time on earth be cast away, Whoso his time hath here misspent, Hath hastened his own dying day"
John Hoskins
(1566 -1638) 

'Of The Loss Of Time', a poem by the Elizabethan poet John Hoskins, is set to music for counter-tenor, performed on this recording by Daniel Tucker, and forms the final part of the soundtrack to this film. With poems by four Elizabethan poets, the themes of this film: time, winter, love and the sea are explored through the beautiful and seductive visual landscape, which is washed in an emotionally charged music. Images of the cottage once owned by Derek Jarman at Dungeness, act as references to Jarman's arthouse film of 1990, 'The Garden'.

        Of The Loss Of Time
        for counter-tenor, violin, flute & string ensemble 
        composer Ian Harris
        words John Hoskins (1566 -1638)

        Daniel Tucker - counter tenor

              Michael Peck - violin

The soundtrack also features:

        for classical guitar
        (transcribed from lute tablature)
        composer Robert Johnson II (
c.1583 - c.1634)
        performed by Ian Harris

        poems read by
        Margaret Jessop
        Matthew Tucker
        Ian Harris

        Of the Loss of Time
        John Hoskins (1566 - 1638)
        Gil Vicente (c. 1470 - c. 1536)
        Blow, Blow, thou winter wind
        William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) 
        Now Winter Nights Enlarge
        Thomas Campion (1567 - 1620)


text & stills Ian Harris 2011