Butler, Martin: On Claudy Banks


for chamber ensemble (2 clarinets in B flat, percussion (marimba, bodhran), piano, viola, and cello) On Claudy Banks is a quiet response to the musical and lyrical content of a traditional folk song of the same name about a woman mourning the supposed loss of her lover at war with the Spanish. Hymn-like outer sections are balanced by a somewhat sinister, brooding central section but the overriding mood of the piece is one of peaceful melancholy.

SKU: 9780193356658 Category:

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Weight 75 g

Oxford University Press

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Butler, Martin

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Chamber ensemble (7 players)