The Vision Of Cleopatra
was composed by Havergal Brian
with words by Gerald Cumberland. The work is a tragic poem for Orchestra, Soli and Chorus, but this is the Vocal Score. A performance of the entire piece lasts approximately 40 minutes.
First performed in 1909 at the Southport Triennial Music Festival, The Vision Of Cleopatra is one of Brian's lesser-known works - he is perhaps more famous for his prolific composition of symphonies, with some 32 completed in his lifetime. Despite this, a contemporary review of The Vision Of Cleopatra stated that in the composition, "genius there is undoubtedly".