Visions of Waking Dreams Op 40

The Persistent Reality of Illusion Part III

Tenor Voice, Solo Viola, and large symphony orchestra Op 40

Complete Revision 2023

Picc/2/2/Cor/2 Bb (Ist doubling Eb)/ Bass/2/Contra
4/2 Bb or C/ 3/tuba
Percussion (5)/Timp/Harp/
Tenor/Viola Solo/Strings

Duration: 21 minutes
Date of Composition: 2023

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The music references several of Clare’s poems and writings, but is essentially a lament for the poet living out his life at Northampton General Lunatic Asylum.

” I see nobody, I hear nothing”

“Poetry? Ah, yes, I once had something to do with poetry”

“I am, but what I am, none cares or knows”

Programme Note, further details of this work, and samples of pages of the music, are all available from the score

Clare in a portico of All Saints Church, Northampton.

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