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Starving Poetry

for marimba and violin

Year:  1994   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  1994
Duration:  9m

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1.

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The melody in Starving Poetry comes from a Russian folksong taught to two Chinese poets as children during the Cultural Revolution. "In the middle of a snow storm. Going far. In the middle of nowhere. Lovers must separate. The snow is covering their footsteps..."

Dedication note

Written in memory of Gu Cheng and Xie Ye

Performance history

14 Apr 1994: Performed by Marimolin (Nancy Zeltsman, marimba; Sharan Leventhal, violin)

31 May 2012: long shadows - SMP Ensemble