Escurial (duos: clarinet, violin)
by David Young (1995)
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"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.
Instrumentation: Violin, clarinet in B flat.
Duration: 6 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Theatre Tarquin.
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