Snatches of old lauds : for solo bass clarinet
by Andrew Ford (2002)
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Performance by Richard Haynes, Emma Baker, Katherine Phillip, Paul O'Brien from the CD Learning to howl ; The unquiet grave ; Snatches of old lauds ; Boatsong
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The title, from Shakespeare's Hamlet, comes from Gertrude's
speech about the death of Ophelia, who in her madness chanted
"snatches of old tunes" (in the First Quarto and First Folio
editions) or "snatches of old lauds" (in the Second Quarto).
Lauds, which should be pronounced like Lords, is an old word
This piece was composed for Henri Bok who gave the first performance at the Aspekte festival in Salzburg, Austria, on March 2, 2003.
Instrumentation: Bass clarinet.
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Gerard Brophy
Written for: Henri Bok
First performance: by Henri Bok — 2 Mar 03. Aspekte Festival, Salzburg, Austria
Performances of this work
2 Mar 03: Aspekte Festival, Salzburg, Austria. Featuring Henri Bok.
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