After the cry : for clarinet, percussion and double bass
by Haydn Reeder (1999)
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After the Cry is based on an earlier composition of mine called The Cry. In that song written in 1993, I set the eponimous poem by Garcia Lorca. It is in my song cycle called Songs of Love and Terror. The poem has a verse/refrain form which I have retained in After the Cry. Between cries, Lorca presents a calm set of similes to do with the shape of the cry, likening it to that of a mountain etc.. At the time of writing this piece I was investigating the nature of explosions and was intrigued to learn particularly that the end, when material is sucked back into the core, contains as much energy as the beginning.
Instrumentation: Clarinet, percussion, double bass. Conductor required.
Duration: 7 min.
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