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Exit Wound

for soprano and baritone with SATB chamber choir (16 voices)

Year:  2006

Year:  2006

Composer:   Dugal McKinnon

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2, 13-14, 31-32, 35-36

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Exit Wound is a violent conflation of the L'Homme armé text and melody (on which the entire piece is based) and a text taken from forensic description of what happens to bullets when they hit human bodies. This is as macabre as a crucifixion, but purposefully so as Exit Wound is a work that attempts to embody human suffering in a contemporary context, emphasizing the cold science of technologically assisted violence in juxtaposition to the human outbursts of the L'homme armé text and a reflective setting of a fragment taken from Gryphius’ Es ist alles Eitel.