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The young English composer Rory Smith – who’s something of an athlete in music (he recently relocated from Midhurst to Leeds to pursue an advanced course of study) – has begun to upload new recordings on his Soundcloud page, including several that are shaping up to be a full-fledged song cycle. There’s much to be said about these pieces (and at present I’m drafting a text about them and their resonance); the most recent one, however, “Sadder Song,” is so lovely and timely that it just called out to be shared in advance.