Michael Hurd. The Industrial Revolution is the background to this ballad cantata about Robert Owen and his ‘Great Endeavour’. Tracing the historical transformation of Britain from an agrarian to an industrial society, the composer highlights the enlightened experiment in welfare education of the owner of the great cotton mill at New Lanark. Designed to provide a starting point for further creativity and history, environmental and English literary studies. To be performed as a concert or stage piece and scored for narrator unison voices and piano. Woodwind and String parts on hire. 20 mins.