Taken almost verbatim from Bronte’s novel, my song “On the Heath” relates the moment when Jane nearly dies while running away from Rochester. This and the subsequent scenes with St. John are hardly ever included in movie adaptations of the story. (A fact that deeply offends me.) I had no idea I would move on to attempt an entire musical when I wrote this piece; I just wanted to write this down. The first song written for my musical, this is one of the latest pieces in the show. Click the link below to see the pdf of the sheet music.