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Escurial (duos: clarinet, violin)

by David Young (1995)



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Escurial / David Young.

Library shelf no. 785.4412/YOU 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

"The kind is sick and wan;

he wears his crown awry;

his robes are fouled.

Around his neck, along his fingers

are imitation stones.

He is a feverish kind, with rotting teeth,

in love with black magic and liturgy…

Folial, the clown,

in his livery of showy colours,

is an athlete with twisted legs,

rather spiderish in appearance.

He comes from Flanders.

His head - a big, expressive ball -

is lit by eyes like lenses…"

From 'Escurial' by Michel de Ghelderode

This work was written for a production of the play of the same name by Flemish playwright Michel de Ghelderode.

Work Details

Year: 1995

Instrumentation: Violin, clarinet in B flat.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Theatre Tarquin.

First performance: by Duncan Yardley, Carl Rosman — May 93. University of Melbourne

Performances of this work

May 93: University of Melbourne. Featuring Duncan Yardley, Carl Rosman.

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