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for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and electric hurdy-gurdy

Year:  1999   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  1999
Duration:  9m

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

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Sample: Pages 1-2

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When I dropped by in the springtime, there was a futon in the sphere. Someone had moved in and made it their bedroom. Vilma's song is inspired by the Beach Boys' classic tune, In My Room, along with a little snippet of Schubert's The Hurdy-Gurdy Man (from Die Winterreise): "In my room No-one sees me, no-one hears me... Now it's dark and I'm alone, But I won't be afraid."

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Water Sources 2 with the funds from the Ontario Arts Council and the Laidlaw Foundation

Performance history

23 Jul 1999: Performed by Vilma Vitols (mezzo-soprano), Martin Arnold (clarinet) and Juliet Palmer (hurdy-gurdy)

Performed by Vilma Vitols (mezzo-soprano), Juliet Palmer (clarinet), Martine Arnold (hurdy-gurdy) and Shannon Cooney (dancer). Available on Palmer: 'In My Room'; video

Performed by Vilma Vitols (soprano), Juliet Palmer (clarinet) and Martin Arnold (Hurdy-Gurdy). Available on Palmer: 'Selected Works I'; CD

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