The Orpheus Pavement

from by Chloë March



Partly inspired by the largest mosaic ever to be found in Britain, the Orpheus Pavement, which was repeatedly uncovered and then covered over again and depicted Orpheus charming nature with his songs. The mosaic is now permanently covered over beneath a churchyard in Gloucestershire, but there is also a beautiful, haunting Orpheus mosaic at Brading Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight which also sparked this song and features in the Video.

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The Orpheus Pavement

Waiting underground to be uncovered and seen
Seven times my feet have taken me here to see you
Seven times seen each tiny piece that lies beneath

We dig
We dig
We unearth

The tiger
The Nymph
The dove
I wanted to hear just how
You charmed them all
Into love

We dig
We dig
We unearth

Each tiny piece of colour
Waiting to be seen
The dove, the Nymph, the tiger
Like your lovers
Seven times revealed
Then concealed

We dig
We dig
We unearth

C. March ©


from The Orpheus Pavement, released March 14, 2016
Written, Performed & Produced by Chloë March
Mastered by Steve Kitch

Many Thanks to Adam Watson of Brading Roman Villa for kind permission to use the image of Orpheus and reproduction of original 1880 watercolour image of the mosaic in the video.


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Producer, Composer, Singer and Pianist. Poetic, immersive, sensual soundworlds, dreampop and artsong. Independent Artist on Hidden Shoal label. Recent airplay on BBC6, Danish National Radio, Radio Eins Berlin. Dance/Theatre scores inc. 'Politik'. Collaborations inc. electronic artist Liminal Drifter. Commission enquiries contact Chloë at link below. Licensing Enquiries: cam[at] ... more

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