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What the Walls Feel as they…

…Stare at Rob Ford Sitting in his Office

2013 – for clarinet choir – 9:00

Eb, 1st Bb (at least 2 players), 2nd Bb (at least 2 players), Alto, Bass, Contrabass (optional)
OR
1st Bb, 2nd Bb (at least 2 players), 3rd Bb (at least 2 players), 1st Bass, 2nd Bass

Recording

Album: What Goes Around
Date: October 25, 2019
Musician(s): Peter Stoll
Producer: Frank Horvat and Jean Martin
Location: THE FARM, Toronto
Label: Centrediscs

Performances

World Premiere: September 27, 2014
Darwin Clarinet Choir

Programme Notes

In November 2013, the city I live in was completely captivated by the madness caused by our crack-smoking mayor who also had aggressive alcoholic outbursts and criminal acquaintances. Observing media coverage of the circus that ensued, I couldn’t help but wonder what was deep in this man’s heart. Does he have regret? Does he wish he could have handled things differently? Often, only the walls in a person’s office can observe their most private moments of reflection. What if those walls expressed their feelings? What would they say? This piece attempts to paraphrase the walls as they try to understand what lies deep in the heart of this larger-than-life person.

– Frank Horvat

LT#096

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