Inspired by two poems by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe is a challenging duet for clarinet & marimba set in two contrasting movement. This well-crafted work is a perfect recital piece filled with reflection, drama, and excitement.
Genre: Duet for B-flat Clarinet & Marimba | # of Players: 2 Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 5:40
Program Notes Set in two movements for clarinet and marimba, Poe was written for the Unfiltered Duo. It was inspired by the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. “Alone” was a poem that was never published during his lifetime but has become one of his most popular works. In this poem, the speaker is reflecting on his childhood and realizing that he was a lot different than his peers. This poem is written from the perspective of an adult who remembers his troubled childhood which made him sad. The poem recollects the childhood memories of the speaker and illustrates how the experiences of his childhood have affected his life. “Eidolon” is from the poem “Dream-Land” published in 1844 which describes a traveler’s experiences in an alternative world in which ghosts and ghouls haunt a cold and terrifying landscape. An eidolon is the astral double of a living being; a phantom-double of the human form, which can appear under certain conditions to survivors of the deceased.