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Vermont Virtuosi playing Kraft, Walker and Poulenc
Seeded by pkluttik on 10 Sep 2013
Author: Karen Luttik
Music for a Sunday Afternoon Duo for Flute and Clarinet, Leo Kraft; (00-8:18) Full Circle for Fl., Cl., Piano, Gwyneth Walker; (8:35 - 25:18) Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Francis Poulenc.(26:07- 40:07) Leo Kraft wrote 'Music for a Sunday Afternoon' for a Sunday afternoon concert series in Great Neck, NY. This amiable composition is accurately described by the titles of its six short movements: Moving Forward, Lazy, Fast, Slow singing, Fairly fast, Lively. Full Circle, says the composer, celebrates life and takes the form of a lively mixed-meter dance. It was inspired by the 'Humanist Teachings' poetry collection in the Unitarian Hymnal. 'Setting Forth' is a musical response to the Walt Whitman poem, 'Song of the Open Road.' 'The Grace of the World' follows the Wendell Berry poem, 'The Peace of Wild Things,' As 'Setting Forth' serves as a starting point for the musical expedition, so does a benediction of 'Let Tomorrow Come' offer closing sentiments. In the words of the Wendel
Instrument: Clarinet ; Basset Clarinet