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Two Bassoons and Marimba
12 min.

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Christin Schillinger, bassoon, Albie Micklich, bassoon, Sharon Hickox-Young, marimba
On the album Bassoon Surrounded (1996)

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Program Note

Orpheus is a musical retelling of the tale of Orpheus who was so torn by the death of his beloved Eurydice that he descended to the underworld in an attempt to bring her back to life. His tragic failure dooms them to an eternity apart. The fruit of tragedy is beautiful music! The center of my piece is entitled “Orpheus’ Song: I cannot go on living apart from her.”

Program note by David Maslanka

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