- for bass clarinet and cello
- 01' 00"
|Score (124k)||Page 1||© James Gardner|
|Recording (351k)||No description|
This miniature was written in 1996 as a wedding present for its dedicatees: bass clarinettist Andrew Uren and cellist Katherine Hebley. One source of the title, reﬂected in the music, is a line from John Donne’s poem The Extasie (1633), which—on one level—depicts two lovers
physically and spiritually entwined.
As our blood labours to beget
Spirits, as like soules as it can,
Because such ﬁngers need to knit
That subtile knot, which makes us man:
So must pure lovers soules descend
T’affections, and to faculties,
Which sense may reach and apprehend,
Else a great Prince in prison lies.
- for Andrew and Katherine
|26 Jul 1997||
Performed by Andrew Uren (bass clarinet) and Katherine Hebley (cello) of 175 East, at Artspace, Auckland
|175 East Andrew Uren Katherine Hebley|
|11 May 1999||
Performed by Andrew Uren (bass clarinet) and Katherine Hebley (cello)
|Andrew Uren Katherine Hebley|
|11 Aug 2010||
Performed by 175 East (Andrew Uren, bass clt; Katherine Hebley, cello) at a Waikato University Lunchtime Concert in Hamiltion