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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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Learning to howl / music by Andrew Ford.

Library shelf no. CD 2446 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

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 meaning hymns.
This piece was composed for Henri Bok who gave the first performance at the Aspekte festival in Salzburg, Austria, on March 2, 2003.

Work Details

Year: 2002

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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