Headaches caused by a bullet in the skull (duos: 2 sopranos with chamber ensemble)
by Steve Wood (1986)
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A setting of a newspaper clipping which begins; "A young French woman who persistently complained of headaches discovered that the pain was caused by a bullet in her skull". This piece later appeared in a very different arrangement for soprano and early music ensemble in a tryptich of similar settings entitled Clippings.
Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, guitar, percussion (including marimba).
Duration: 2 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Some rhythmic challenges including occasionally overlapping metres.
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