Ptolemy’s Journal

Webber, John

Duration

10m 00s

Publisher

Broughton Music Centre

Composed

1983

Instrumentation

Chamber

Scoring

2 fl, cl, vn, vc, narrator

Availability

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About the work

The piece uses a poem by O.B. Hardison Jnr. and is described as a Melodrama. The poem opens with the words: “ I looked for you everywhere, Spent days in the happy forest of your hair ”,….

Technical notes

Free, quasi improvised style. Performers are given fragments which connect with each section of the text of the poem.