David Keeffe

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The Undone Years - Fire


The Undone Years is a virtuoso concerto for tenor saxophone. This version, subtitled 'Fire' is with strings, piano and timpani. Another version 'Flood' is scored for symphonic wind ensemble.

Inspired by poems of the First World war poet, Wilfred Owen, this work expresses the uncertainty and fluctuating moods of "what might have been'. Its centrepiece is a wordless setting of the great poem "Dulce et Decorum Est", Owen's graphic expose of the realities of gas warfare in the trenches.

Duration: 25min
Instrumentation: 0000-0000-piano-timp-strings
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