The Grey Islands

op.33

Michael Parker

Year

1986


Duration

30'


Movements

I. the island; II. grey silk we sway on; III. I thought I was headed for silence; IV. the unfamiliarity of the sounds of the sea; V. in this space and solitude; VI. Nels; VII. today a sadness in the light itself; VIII. Soul in Salt; IX. what can we do in such elements?; X. the cemetery; XI. things here flower in death; XII. a strange shaking; XIII. a small crack first in the morning's spell


Instrumentation

soprano, clarinet, guitar - tape


Genre

Chamber Music


Text/Libretto

John Steffler


Dedication

Webern Trio


Commission

Webern Trio through a grant from the Canada Council


Premiere

Corner Brook, Newfoundland, 19 September 1986


Source

composer homepage; MIC Canada website;