Desiring the Solicitude of Rain
LKMP X078060/ HL 41267
Tenor Solo, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Perc(1), Str (min. 18.104.22.168.1)
Desiring the Solicitude of Rain (2003-04) for tenor and chamber orchestra was commissioned by and is dedicated to tenor John McMunn in friendship and admiration. The work was conceived with his virtuosity and support of new music in mind. The text is a three part poem by American poet Kathleen Wakefield. The poem is evocative, with a landscape of rich imagery using the rain as its starting point.